Average Bench: 199% (38th of 959)

Based on 374 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC1000480G, NVMe KINGSTON SKC1000

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 99.3% 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.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,743MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 207MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 148%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 374 samples)
Min Avg Max
721 Read 1,743 2,559
316 Write 1,162 1,496
345 Mixed 1,164 1,731
265 SusWrite 753 1,179
269% 1,205 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 37.8 40.2
35.2 4K Write 83.2 116
16.2 4K Mixed 35.6 55.1
147% 52.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 DQ Read 412 1,046
64.2 DQ Write 380 776
17.2 DQ Mixed 207 622
207% 333 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1162 922 921 1270 1254 1268 MB/s
Read 993
Write 1,162
Mixed 735
SusWrite 1,133
227% 1,005 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 55.8
189% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,058
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 624
544% 816 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 267 291 282 279 223 MB/s
Read 731
Write 777
Mixed 441
SusWrite 262
124% 553 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 36
127% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 28.6
DQ Write 616
DQ Mixed 261
221% 302 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,101,029 SSDs tested.


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Typical KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 12,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 99%
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Workstation 103%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $146

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 119% - Outstanding Total price: $1,142

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