Average Bench: 195% (41st of 959)

Based on 77 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC1000960G, NVMe KINGSTON SKC1000

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB averaged 95.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,717MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,237MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB is 105%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 77 samples)
Min Avg Max
782 Read 1,717 2,345
723 Write 1,237 1,470
502 Mixed 1,235 1,643
457 SusWrite 840 1,196
281% 1,257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 28.8 39.7
29.5 4K Write 78.9 114
15.5 4K Mixed 32.1 52.1
127% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 DQ Read 353 967
50 DQ Write 374 776
15.2 DQ Mixed 172 621
182% 300 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
668GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1189 834 1222 1107 964 885 MB/s
Read 1,007
Write 1,165
Mixed 760
SusWrite 1,034
224% 991 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.8
181% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 965
DQ Write 770
DQ Mixed 612
528% 782 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1158 957 868 785 687 677 MB/s
Read 1,160
Write 1397
Mixed 852
SusWrite 855
240% 1,066 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 51.7
175% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 979
DQ Write 781
DQ Mixed 596
523% 785 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1026 873 806 734 683 630 MB/s
Read 976
Write 1,142
Mixed 789
SusWrite 792
208% 925 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 55.7
184% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 835
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 595
506% 738 MB/s
529GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 922 681 749 709 562 542 MB/s
Read 1,050
Write 1,312
Mixed 554
SusWrite 694
203% 903 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 45
167% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 935
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 528
486% 749 MB/s
784GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FT04.9 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 844 719 628 599 554 502 MB/s
Read 890
Write 1,059
Mixed 519
SusWrite 641
175% 777 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 36.6
137% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 492
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 527
423% 584 MB/s
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Typical KC1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB Builds (Compare 3,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 (MS-7A57) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,851

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