Average Bench: 76.5% (491st of 1016)

Based on 173 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON

Good average bench

The KINGSTON 480GB averaged 23.5% 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 88.5MB/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%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the KINGSTON 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 203MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 329MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 173 samples)
Min Avg Max
209 Read 420 518
92.1 Write 329 494
141 Mixed 335 501
58.8 SusWrite 203 423
72.1% 322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.54 4K Read 26.2 40
16.8 4K Write 71.8 123
5.93 4K Mixed 23.5 45.5
108% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.5 DQ Read 235 327
51.9 DQ Write 225 339
10.3 DQ Mixed 88.5 209
105% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 254 151 102 132 80 MB/s
Read 465
Write 414
Mixed 146
SusWrite 177
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 42.6
154% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 43.3
99% 205 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 231 202 120 112 108 MB/s
Read 487
Write 456
Mixed 345
SusWrite 202
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 35.6
133% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 112
106% 168 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 235 259 247 254 251 MB/s
Read 341
Write 312
Mixed 303
SusWrite 257
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 35.7
4K Mixed 20.5
68% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 17.3
59% 127 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 59 81 43 76 66 MB/s
Read 314
Write 169
Mixed 220
SusWrite 73.9
43% 194 MB/s
4K Read 9.6
4K Write 14.7
4K Mixed 22.8
52% 15.7 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 82.9
DQ Mixed 78.6
68% 103 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 67 43 61 39 43 MB/s
Read 286
Write 102
Mixed 170
SusWrite 49.7
34% 152 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 17.4
4K Mixed 12.5
73% 20.5 MB/s
DQ Read 41.3
DQ Write 17.4
DQ Mixed 19.5
17% 26.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,397,769 SSDs tested.

Typical KINGSTON 480GB Builds (Compare 35,339 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $936

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