Average Bench: 20.8% (988th of 1003)

Based on 750 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SNV425S2128GB, KINGSTON SNV425S2128GB

Very poor average bench

The Kingston SSDNow SNV Series 128GB averaged 79.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 187MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 7.98MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow SNV Series 128GB is just 18.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow SNV Series 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 9.97MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 15.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 750 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.8 Read 187 225
21.9 Write 102 169
18 Mixed 80.9 132
22 SusWrite 92 172
25.6% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 7.98 11.2
0.66 4K Write 10.5 19.7
0.5 4K Mixed 5 8.5
24% 7.82 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.94 DQ Read 9.97 12.7
5.52 DQ Write 15.4 22.9
2.47 DQ Mixed 5.79 9.3
6.3% 10.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
114GB free
Firmware: C091126a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 168 169 133 155 176 MB/s
Read 242
Write 89.6
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 160
31% 140 MB/s
4K Read 9
4K Write 16.2
4K Mixed 4.5
28% 9.9 MB/s
DQ Read 12.6
DQ Write 16.7
DQ Mixed 7
7% 12.1 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: C091126a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 155 109 151 163 105 MB/s
Read 203
Write 115
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 137
30% 133 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 13.1
4K Mixed 9.5
36% 11.1 MB/s
DQ Read 8.4
DQ Write 15.7
DQ Mixed 7
7% 10.4 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D100309a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 54 53 124 145 170 MB/s
Read 213
Write 165
Mixed 96.8
SusWrite 108
32% 146 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 15.7
4K Mixed 8.6
25% 9.43 MB/s
DQ Read 10.8
DQ Write 23.5
DQ Mixed 7.9
9% 14.1 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: C091126a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 133 105 110 134 131 MB/s
Read 171
Write 84.8
Mixed 71
SusWrite 126
25% 113 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 10.1
4K Mixed 6.5
22% 7.47 MB/s
DQ Read 11.7
DQ Write 11.7
DQ Mixed 6.9
6% 10.1 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: C091126a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 108 128 161 160 172 MB/s
Read 136
Write 91.6
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 142
24% 107 MB/s
4K Read 7.4
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 3.9
22% 7.77 MB/s
DQ Read 12.6
DQ Write 15.5
DQ Mixed 7.2
7% 11.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,812,225 SSDs tested.

Typical SSDNow SNV Series 128GB Builds (Compare 2,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $692

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