Average Bench: 61.2% (684th of 992)

more Based on 35,261 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 38.8% 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 107MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A400 120GB is 41.1%. 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 91.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 227MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,261 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 388 485
71.3 Write 227 374
85.3 Mixed 250 336
45.6 SusWrite 91.7 161
53.1% 239 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 26.8 36.3
24.5 4K Write 64.3 96.7
11.6 4K Mixed 25.1 39.8
107% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.9 DQ Read 155 253
28.2 DQ Write 194 326
11.3 DQ Mixed 107 190
99.4% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK10D7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 122 76 71 45 71 MB/s
Read 450
Write 402
Mixed 325
SusWrite 85.2
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 46
4K Mixed 23.6
91% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 186
176% 274 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 9.1 47 20 37 3 MB/s
Read 386
Write 301
Mixed 279
SusWrite 38.2
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 21.1
113% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 12.3
52% 115 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 142 137 137 137 130 MB/s
Read 311
Write 157
Mixed 205
SusWrite 150
46% 206 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 42.4
4K Mixed 23.8
93% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 57.4
DQ Write 60.7
DQ Mixed 52.6
41% 56.9 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.4 103 7.4 11 38 4.6 MB/s
Read 350
Write 132
Mixed 256
SusWrite 28.8
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 20.4
100% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 12.4
46% 101 MB/s
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Typical A400 120GB Builds (Compare 23,982 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 67%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $591

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 Comments

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

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3 months ago.

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


Average

2 months ago.

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


Average

1 month 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.


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