Average Bench: 66.3% (644th of 1011)

Based on 647 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON

Above average average bench

The KINGSTON 120GB averaged 33.7% 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 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the KINGSTON 120GB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the KINGSTON 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 215MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 647 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 388 493
88.4 Write 226 354
95.3 Mixed 215 330
44.1 SusWrite 93.3 161
51.1% 231 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 27.5 35.7
19.6 4K Write 82.2 118
7.1 4K Mixed 28.6 43.5
122% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
66.5 DQ Read 192 310
44.1 DQ Write 182 320
13.6 DQ Mixed 114 189
106% 163 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 150 159 160 160 158 MB/s
Read 376
Write 212
Mixed 234
SusWrite 157
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 44.5
160% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 188
144% 197 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 64 32 63 37 44 MB/s
Read 440
Write 336
Mixed 126
SusWrite 74.4
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 33.9
116% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 89.8
DQ Mixed 32.7
63% 132 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 67 64 57 59 56 MB/s
Read 423
Write 338
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 79.6
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 14.9
64% 20.5 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 46
DQ Mixed 6.3
13% 25.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,734,918 SSDs tested.

Typical KINGSTON 120GB Builds (Compare 11,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $156

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $550

Popular KINGSTON 120GB compatible motherboards:

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