Average Bench: 180% (58th of 959)

Based on 550 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC1000240G, NVMe KINGSTON SKC1000

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB averaged 79.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,609MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 223MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 134%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 87.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 550 samples)
Min Avg Max
736 Read 1,609 2,439
220 Write 975 1,445
341 Mixed 976 1,672
219 SusWrite 622 882
233% 1,046 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 31.7 40.4
45.9 4K Write 87.3 115
18.2 4K Mixed 36.4 55.1
141% 51.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 429 903
82.4 DQ Write 392 768
18 DQ Mixed 223 617
219% 348 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 692 692 704 626 683 650 MB/s
Read 1,066
Write 1,223
Mixed 788
SusWrite 674
211% 938 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 41.9
141% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 896
DQ Write 760
DQ Mixed 612
518% 756 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 862 759 770 757 745 MB/s
Read 886
Write 858
Mixed 709
SusWrite 798
183% 813 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 43.2
140% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 740
DQ Write 627
DQ Mixed 617
480% 661 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 486 214 321 970 608 701 MB/s
Read 889
Write 790
Mixed 474
SusWrite 550
151% 676 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.8
157% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 836
DQ Write 767
DQ Mixed 504
460% 702 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 725 639 727 635 713 613 MB/s
Read 1,032
Write 738
Mixed 666
SusWrite 675
174% 778 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 47.2
167% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 624
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 198
190% 315 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 735 634 623 304 177 176 MB/s
Read 862
Write 783
Mixed 473
SusWrite 442
143% 640 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 42.4
153% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 851
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 510
463% 706 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 498 579 614 538 513 MB/s
Read 967
Write 702
Mixed 477
SusWrite 531
149% 669 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 40.4
146% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 448
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 260
292% 484 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 704 281 211 211 205 MB/s
Read 900
Write 207
Mixed 302
SusWrite 321
95% 432 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 40.7
148% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 124
135% 230 MB/s
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Typical KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB Builds (Compare 9,456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 118%
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Workstation
Workstation 110%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $235

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,611

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