Average Bench: 66.9% (719th of 1074)

Based on 595 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SM2280S3240G

Above average average bench

The Kingston SM2280S3240G 240GB averaged 33.0% 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 24.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 65.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SM2280S3240G 240GB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SM2280S3240G 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 215MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 138MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 595 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 463 501
106 Write 293 336
118 Mixed 269 393
52.3 SusWrite 215 328
69.1% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 24.9 31.5
16.3 4K Write 65.9 100
7.36 4K Mixed 14.9 21.7
91.7% 35.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 DQ Read 138 169
46.3 DQ Write 181 227
7.41 DQ Mixed 44.2 65.3
65.6% 121 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 294 319 324 320 324 MB/s
Read 492
Write 322
Mixed 248
SusWrite 315
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 19.6
98% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 63.8
83% 146 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 299 222 38 162 240 MB/s
Read 501
Write 329
Mixed 256
SusWrite 200
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 21.3
114% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 64.8
83% 147 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 312 223 114 301 295 MB/s
Read 386
Write 305
Mixed 224
SusWrite 259
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 40
4K Mixed 14
69% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 58.9
82% 148 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 110 39 27 39 MB/s
Read 488
Write 324
Mixed 250
SusWrite 59.9
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 18.7
94% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 21.6
51% 107 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S8FM06.A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 19 15 25 19 27 MB/s
Read 364
Write 75.4
Mixed 117
SusWrite 23.2
31% 145 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 31.4
4K Mixed 8.7
50% 18.2 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 25.4
DQ Mixed 21
34% 70.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,944,656 SSDs tested

Typical SM2280S3240G 240GB Builds (Compare 14,015 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $655

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