Average Bench: 65.4% (683rd of 1026)

Based on 744 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON

Above average average bench

The KINGSTON 120GB averaged 34.6% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 109MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the KINGSTON 120GB is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the KINGSTON 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 95.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 213MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 744 samples)
Min Avg Max
264 Read 389 493
87 Write 238 354
94.5 Mixed 213 335
44.3 SusWrite 95.3 166
51.8% 234 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.08 4K Read 27 36
18.2 4K Write 76.8 119
7.28 4K Mixed 28.9 43.6
119% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
64 DQ Read 196 311
44.2 DQ Write 171 322
14.1 DQ Mixed 109 188
102% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 64 58 57 56 53 MB/s
Read 494
Write 349
Mixed 326
SusWrite 85
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 43.5
160% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 103
129% 228 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 72 65 54 58 55 MB/s
Read 468
Write 346
Mixed 99.4
SusWrite 82.6
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 30.5
147% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 112
120% 203 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 107 35 34 31 63 MB/s
Read 454
Write 310
Mixed 323
SusWrite 60.6
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 29.8
148% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 163
137% 198 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,821 SSDs tested.

Typical KINGSTON 120GB Builds (Compare 16,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $458

Popular KINGSTON 120GB compatible motherboards:

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