Average Bench: 63.7% (687th of 1016)

Based on 76 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON RBU-SMS100S3256GA

Above average average bench

The Kingston RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB averaged 36.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 467MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB is 30.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 10.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 29.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 76 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 467 508
139 Write 321 360
184 Mixed 332 414
43.8 SusWrite 219 349
74.8% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.2 4K Read 21.7 28.2
19.5 4K Write 50.4 72.3
6.02 4K Mixed 10.5 18.7
73% 27.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 DQ Read 121 172
28.9 DQ Write 162 228
6.64 DQ Mixed 29.3 58.2
53.5% 104 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 352 357 359 349 358 MB/s
Read 471
Write 277
Mixed 228
SusWrite 352
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 18.1
88% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 58.5
79% 142 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 342 345 69 7.1 184 MB/s
Read 476
Write 342
Mixed 234
SusWrite 191
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 18.3
101% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 57.4
82% 150 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 334 345 178 6.9 276 MB/s
Read 468
Write 339
Mixed 224
SusWrite 234
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 17
82% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 57.3
78% 142 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 326 80 21 84 115 MB/s
Read 423
Write 339
Mixed 209
SusWrite 152
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 52.6
4K Mixed 17.2
86% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 55.5
78% 143 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 8.9 31 48 39 7.8 MB/s
Read 450
Write 71.8
Mixed 16.5
SusWrite 25
30% 141 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 9.8
4K Mixed 10
45% 12.5 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 10
DQ Mixed 43.6
41% 67.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,412,455 SSDs tested.

Typical RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB Builds (Compare 1,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: Acer Aspire V5-573G

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $281

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