Average Bench: 140% (122nd of 1011)

Based on 4,432 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8480G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 39.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 691MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 820MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 61.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 496MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 710MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,432 samples)
Min Avg Max
478 Read 710 846
504 Write 822 987
398 Mixed 713 873
311 SusWrite 496 561
154% 685 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 32.4 38.3
54.1 4K Write 98.2 126
26.8 4K Mixed 44.4 53.9
158% 58.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
439 DQ Read 820 925
350 DQ Write 640 746
280 DQ Mixed 691 821
528% 717 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 671 388 502 512 507 511 MB/s
Read 709
Write 858
Mixed 774
SusWrite 515
161% 714 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 48.3
203% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 920
DQ Write 735
DQ Mixed 808
610% 821 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 577 489 517 520 516 506 MB/s
Read 744
Write 875
Mixed 794
SusWrite 521
166% 733 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 51.6
185% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 925
DQ Write 725
DQ Mixed 802
606% 817 MB/s
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 563 472 513 517 517 517 MB/s
Read 784
Write 957
Mixed 840
SusWrite 516
175% 774 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 47.4
163% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 507
DQ Write 746
DQ Mixed 811
562% 688 MB/s
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 343 425 411 418 419 MB/s
Read 729
Write 784
Mixed 773
SusWrite 410
152% 674 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 35
147% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 771
DQ Write 512
DQ Mixed 474
399% 586 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 517 394 401 400 410 391 MB/s
Read 648
Write 572
Mixed 678
SusWrite 419
130% 579 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 37
139% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 904
DQ Write 543
DQ Mixed 693
524% 713 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 461 504 509 510 498 MB/s
Read 448
Write 592
Mixed 435
SusWrite 479
111% 489 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 50.6
4K Mixed 35.3
114% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 765
DQ Write 663
DQ Mixed 758
556% 729 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 922 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

System: Asus Komplett PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,117

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