Average Bench: 61.3% (789th of 1071)

more Based on 166,392 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA400S37120G, KINGSTON SA400S37120, KINGSTON SA400S37120G, KINGSTON SA400S3, KINGSTON KINGSTON SA400S3, KINGSTON SA400S37240G

Above average average bench

The Kingston A400 120GB averaged 38.7% 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 93.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A400 120GB is 51.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston A400 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 98.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 232MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 166,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 405 500
51 Write 248 415
24.2 Mixed 232 376
37.4 SusWrite 98.5 248
54.5% 246 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.11 4K Read 27.1 37.6
10.7 4K Write 61 99.1
3.6 4K Mixed 25.2 41.6
106% 37.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.9 DQ Read 151 247
15.6 DQ Write 176 336
9.48 DQ Mixed 93.3 186
89.8% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free
Firmware: SBFK10D7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 116 72 73 89 72 MB/s
Read 464
Write 423
Mixed 330
SusWrite 101
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 29.1
124% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 189
177% 274 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 389
Write 200
Mixed 276
SusWrite 89.6
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 22.4
110% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 132
131% 205 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 29 8.5 66 55 13 MB/s
Read 391
Write 266
Mixed 276
SusWrite 47.2
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 22.8
107% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 11.8
42% 93.7 MB/s
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Typical A400 120GB Builds (Compare 8,786 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 29%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $443

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 Comments

Controller: Phison PS3111-S11. Flash Memory: Toshiba 15nm TLC

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16 months ago.

budget better to skimp on a cs900


Terrible

3 years ago.

Very slow SSD wish I never bought it


Good

12 months ago.

120GB is low count limited, but Pretty fine for basic FHD, high textures loadout gaming :)


Terrible

3 years ago.

My bios never recognised that disk even though it worked with the Samsung 840 Evo and 850 Evo. Bad choise.


Terrible

2 years ago.

very low write speeds about 50MB/S


Terrible

2 years ago.

It sais 500mb read and its like 50. Wtf?


Excellent

10 months ago.

poor life time...30 days drop to 97%


Terrible

2 years ago.

It's cheap, the performance and capacity is cheap.


Average

4 years ago.

It's not bad,but doesn't have TRIM support...


Average

2 years ago.

It is perfect for a laptop drive, not so much for a gaming PC. The low capacity on this drive also makes it a very poor game drive. On the flip side, boot times are 2-3x as fast as a traditional hard drive.


Good

3 years ago.

The most basic SSD par excellence, useful to improve performance with little money expenditure.


Average

3 years ago.

Its okay for a budget SSD and for just storing the OS and nothing else on it, but you may as well spend slightly more money for more space and faster speeds.


Terrible

3 years ago.

Horrible SSD, uses a controller with a known reputation for failing, and is more expensive than significantly better SSDs, like the WD Green, SU650, and L5 Lite 3D


Terrible

19 months ago.

its a low end one, pay for what ya get and you really dont get much


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