Average Bench: 406% (12th of 1072)

Based on 14,174 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SKC3000S1024G

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston SKC3000S1024G 1TB averaged 306.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SKC3000S1024G 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,413MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,756MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SKC3000S1024G 1TB is 352%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston SKC3000S1024G 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 62.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 224MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,174 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,309 Read 2,528 3,221
1,690 Write 3,756 4,823
1,456 Mixed 2,693 3,233
1,052 SusWrite 2,216 4,612
633% 2,798 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.6 4K Read 62.2 81.6
86.4 4K Write 224 342
58 4K Mixed 102 135
344% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
907 DQ Read 1,616 2,260
537 DQ Write 1,216 1,857
639 DQ Mixed 1,413 2,090
1,057% 1,415 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
954GB free
Firmware: EIFK31.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4245 4324 4326 4303 4346 4344 MB/s
Read 2,684
Write 3,150
Mixed 2,704
SusWrite 4,314
729% 3,213 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 334
4K Mixed 120
418% 170 MB/s
DQ Read 2,523
DQ Write 2,185
DQ Mixed 2,372
1,773% 2,360 MB/s
860GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EIFK51.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3617 3671 3882 3989 3344 2807 MB/s
Read 2,455
Write 3,397
Mixed 2,786
SusWrite 3,552
692% 3,047 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 76.7
249% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,991
DQ Write 1,466
DQ Mixed 1,809
1,330% 1,755 MB/s
685GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EIFK31.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3183 2571 2927 1944 1589 1439 MB/s
Read 3198
Write 4,288
Mixed 3,013
SusWrite 2,276
721% 3,194 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 103
335% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 1,345
DQ Write 949
DQ Mixed 1,166
866% 1,153 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: EIFK31.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3780 4226 2553 1335 814 857 MB/s
Read 2,798
Write 4,172
Mixed 2,968
SusWrite 2,261
690% 3,050 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 86.4
274% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,873
DQ Write 1,451
DQ Mixed 1,822
1,319% 1,715 MB/s
805GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EIFK51.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3476 2802 2767 2695 1450 1207 MB/s
Read 2,444
Write 3,873
Mixed 2,790
SusWrite 2,399
652% 2,876 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 76.7
241% 84.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,460
DQ Write 935
DQ Mixed 1,321
952% 1,239 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: EIFK31.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3528 2611 1053 1224 1175 1113 MB/s
Read 2,685
Write 4,011
Mixed 2,948
SusWrite 1,784
646% 2,857 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 84.8
266% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,921
DQ Write 1,201
DQ Mixed 1,702
1,231% 1,608 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,078 SSDs tested

Typical SKC3000S1024G 1TB Builds (Compare 8,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 291%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 346%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,255

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 Comments

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Excellent

22 months ago.

I really like this drive, but it's a NVME disk not a 2.5" sata per the picture, the benchmarks think it's 'RAM' cached due to its performance and won't bench it. Kingston +1, userbenchmark - 1


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