Average Bench: 164% (126th of 1058)

Based on 907 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC1000480G, NVMe KINGSTON SKC1000

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 64.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 475MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 846MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 102%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 564MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 907 samples)
Min Avg Max
666 Read 966 1,175
278 Write 992 1,401
298 Mixed 564 814
256 SusWrite 772 1,195
185% 823 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 4K Read 34.1 40.3
45.1 4K Write 86.7 114
27.7 4K Mixed 41.4 55.7
151% 54.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
386 DQ Read 846 1,235
138 DQ Write 607 786
147 DQ Mixed 475 623
423% 643 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
311GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1083 1155 1205 1079 943 924 MB/s
Read 1,139
Write 1,320
Mixed 813
SusWrite 1065
244% 1,085 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 52.6
182% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,255
DQ Write 755
DQ Mixed 622
566% 878 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1197 1192 1199 1068 951 946 MB/s
Read 909
Write 1,184
Mixed 521
SusWrite 1,092
209% 926 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 44.2
167% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,254
DQ Write 775
DQ Mixed 521
521% 850 MB/s
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1108 759 773 747 464 711 MB/s
Read 983
Write 783
Mixed 548
SusWrite 760
172% 769 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.1
160% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,148
DQ Write 786
DQ Mixed 525
511% 820 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 824 1212 1192 372 225 225 MB/s
Read 974
Write 1,246
Mixed 520
SusWrite 675
192% 854 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 36.6
138% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 974
DQ Write 786
DQ Mixed 512
483% 757 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1015 1114 1126 930 1106 917 MB/s
Read 1,036
Write 1,288
Mixed 727
SusWrite 1,035
230% 1,021 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 43
143% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 39.4
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 54.7
48% 68.6 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 715 1147 662 304 240 295 MB/s
Read 1,077
Write 1,239
Mixed 543
SusWrite 560
192% 855 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 36.7
129% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 836
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 315
278% 438 MB/s
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Typical KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 7,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 154%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 177%
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Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 ACE (MS-7C35) - $370

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $2,556

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