Average Bench: 66.7% (624th of 1003)

Based on 693 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON

Above average average bench

The KINGSTON 120GB averaged 33.3% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 92.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the KINGSTON 120GB is 45.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the KINGSTON 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 231MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 693 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 403 501
90.9 Write 231 363
97.3 Mixed 232 398
45.8 SusWrite 93.5 162
53.2% 240 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 4K Read 26.8 35.4
19 4K Write 82.6 119
5.04 4K Mixed 24.7 42.6
116% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
58.1 DQ Read 186 308
34.3 DQ Write 178 316
9.82 DQ Mixed 92.7 185
94% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 141 144 277 139 152 MB/s
Read 200
Write 88.6
Mixed 300
SusWrite 184
44% 193 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 42
157% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 184
161% 239 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: SBFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 54 53 49 55 54 MB/s
Read 351
Write 207
Mixed 225
SusWrite 84.7
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 28.1
4K Mixed 13.2
57% 19.2 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 129
122% 186 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,003,476 SSDs tested.

Typical KINGSTON 120GB Builds (Compare 11,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 62%
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $449

Popular KINGSTON 120GB compatible motherboards:

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