Average Bench: 62.3% (762nd of 1058)

Based on 118 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON RBU-SMS100S3256GA

Above average average bench

The Kingston RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB averaged 37.7% 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 22.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 456MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 189MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 12.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 118 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 456 503
67.7 Write 316 360
135 Mixed 288 410
59 SusWrite 189 345
69.6% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.4 4K Read 22.2 28.1
14.9 4K Write 50.1 71.4
6.2 4K Mixed 12.6 18.8
76.3% 28.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 DQ Read 135 172
20.6 DQ Write 170 229
7.03 DQ Mixed 36.8 59.8
59.9% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 307 142 82 159 38 MB/s
Read 463
Write 344
Mixed 235
SusWrite 168
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 17.4
88% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 61.6
84% 152 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 140 121 238 18 21 MB/s
Read 463
Write 352
Mixed 238
SusWrite 136
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 17.7
87% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 59.9
83% 150 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 282 31 8.3 132 116 MB/s
Read 475
Write 343
Mixed 225
SusWrite 143
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 46.2
4K Mixed 16.6
82% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 56.5
77% 140 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 226 183 7.4 38 9.5 MB/s
Read 459
Write 339
Mixed 226
SusWrite 121
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 17
83% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 58.2
82% 150 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 274 176 7.4 9.6 201 MB/s
Read 414
Write 339
Mixed 214
SusWrite 157
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 41
4K Mixed 16.4
75% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 58.3
79% 142 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 141 121 8.7 105 114 MB/s
Read 287
Write 20.9
Mixed 16
SusWrite 87.7
22% 103 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 46.8
4K Mixed 16.3
94% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 13.7
46% 102 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,592,030 SSDs tested.

Typical RBU-SMS100S3256GA 256GB Builds (Compare 672 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire V5-573G

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $281

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