Average Bench: 76.7% (478th of 1012)

Based on 169 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON

Good average bench

The KINGSTON 480GB averaged 23.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the KINGSTON 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 89.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the KINGSTON 480GB is 58.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the KINGSTON 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 204MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 329MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 169 samples)
Min Avg Max
206 Read 421 518
88.5 Write 329 494
146 Mixed 338 501
64.9 SusWrite 204 424
72.3% 323 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.38 4K Read 26.2 40.2
16.8 4K Write 72.2 124
5.92 4K Mixed 23.4 45.6
108% 40.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.6 DQ Read 236 327
55.7 DQ Write 227 339
10.2 DQ Mixed 89.5 210
106% 184 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 280 1.7 44 44 MB/s
Read 401
Write 102
Mixed 300
SusWrite 113
50% 229 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 31.5
124% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 187
168% 253 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 36 53 41 62 43 MB/s
Read 195
Write 101
Mixed 300
SusWrite 48.6
36% 161 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 39.2
142% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 188
165% 242 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 150 142 178 223 108 MB/s
Read 343
Write 340
Mixed 282
SusWrite 152
63% 279 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 22.3
74% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 98
107% 175 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,095,704 SSDs tested.

Typical KINGSTON 480GB Builds (Compare 33,828 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,004

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