Average Bench: 74.9% (535th of 1040)

Based on 224 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON

Good average bench

The KINGSTON 480GB averaged 25.1% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 96.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the KINGSTON 480GB is 60.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the KINGSTON 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 205MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 320MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 224 samples)
Min Avg Max
220 Read 410 514
100 Write 320 489
122 Mixed 324 500
56 SusWrite 205 422
70.5% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.98 4K Read 25.9 39.1
15.5 4K Write 69.9 117
6.21 4K Mixed 24.3 45
107% 40.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.8 DQ Read 231 325
46.6 DQ Write 221 332
12.3 DQ Mixed 96.8 208
108% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 475 471 468 470 472 MB/s
Read 416
Write 458
Mixed 352
SusWrite 470
96% 424 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 40.5
155% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 159
146% 218 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 333 167 123 105 108 MB/s
Read 506
Write 468
Mixed 340
SusWrite 191
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 46.6
176% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 143
151% 250 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 426 436 441 446 442 MB/s
Read 409
Write 424
Mixed 324
SusWrite 436
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 39
145% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 152
136% 202 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 382 399 417 417 413 MB/s
Read 397
Write 432
Mixed 304
SusWrite 398
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 31.1
123% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 157
144% 217 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 213 277 187 190 226 MB/s
Read 434
Write 405
Mixed 323
SusWrite 223
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 47.3
4K Mixed 36.6
114% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 169
150% 225 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 95 24 48 68 40 MB/s
Read 408
Write 95.3
Mixed 196
SusWrite 60.8
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 34.6
94% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 46.7
DQ Mixed 180
132% 180 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S340
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 297 306 315 307 309 MB/s
Read 326
Write 298
Mixed 294
SusWrite 307
69% 306 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 11.5
62% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 79.8
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 91
77% 110 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,129,849 SSDs tested.

Typical KINGSTON 480GB Builds (Compare 56 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H DDR3-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $270

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