Average Bench: 71.3% (648th of 1072)

Based on 4,532 user benchmarks.  Model: KingFast

Good average bench

The KingFast 256GB averaged 28.6% 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 25.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 252MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the KingFast 256GB is 96.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the KingFast 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 221MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 491 1,170
93.6 Write 363 660
21.3 Mixed 309 669
45.6 SusWrite 221 414
77.2% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.3 4K Read 25.6 44.8
12.1 4K Write 69.6 123
0.4 4K Mixed 18.2 35.9
98.9% 37.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
64.3 DQ Read 163 362
16.2 DQ Write 252 355
0.3 DQ Mixed 62.7 324
88.2% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFQKA.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 419 429 434 433 434 MB/s
Read 358
Write 29.5
Mixed 234
SusWrite 429
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 37.1
150% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 130
131% 203 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: W090
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 422 425 238 131 131 MB/s
Read 481
Write 428
Mixed 413
SusWrite 295
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 27
116% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 47.9
102% 205 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V0718B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 31 177 48 165 73 MB/s
Read 446
Write 354
Mixed 378
SusWrite 142
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 26.2
109% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 47.4
91% 181 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V0718B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 265 285 258 268 270 MB/s
Read 390
Write 333
Mixed 325
SusWrite 268
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 22.1
100% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 52.8
62% 108 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: W0905A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 321 329 324 314 331 MB/s
Read 230
Write 306
Mixed 327
SusWrite 316
67% 295 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 40.5
4K Mixed 20
76% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 92.8
DQ Write 70.1
DQ Mixed 44.9
44% 69.3 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 280 304 141 185 140 MB/s
Read 345
Write 290
Mixed 290
SusWrite 223
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 30.8
4K Mixed 13.6
64% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 48.8
66% 120 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1127B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 12 5.8 3.9 21 7.7 MB/s
Read 478
Write 175
Mixed 391
SusWrite 13.9
58% 265 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 20.2
83% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 38.3
50% 89.1 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V1021A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 74 76 76 77 76 MB/s
Read 358
Write 75.5
Mixed 208
SusWrite 77.7
39% 180 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 4.2
79% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 5.2
56% 131 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,175,464 SSDs tested

Typical KingFast 256GB Builds (Compare 6,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $114

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