Average Bench: 135% (146th of 1037)

Based on 7,790 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8480G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 34.8% 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 651MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 826MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 62.6%. 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 448MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 32MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,790 samples)
Min Avg Max
479 Read 704 852
490 Write 777 986
355 Mixed 678 873
251 SusWrite 448 563
147% 652 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 32 38.5
55.5 4K Write 96.7 126
25.3 4K Mixed 43.3 54
155% 57.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
527 DQ Read 826 924
388 DQ Write 599 744
369 DQ Mixed 651 821
503% 692 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 706 517 515 519 520 518 MB/s
Read 648
Write 854
Mixed 695
SusWrite 549
155% 687 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 54.5
195% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 922
DQ Write 744
DQ Mixed 816
615% 827 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 691 430 428 428 426 424 MB/s
Read 845
Write 989
Mixed 869
SusWrite 471
179% 794 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 54.5
195% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 615
DQ Write 652
DQ Mixed 650
484% 639 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 714 472 447 446 433 432 MB/s
Read 685
Write 635
Mixed 424
SusWrite 491
125% 559 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 36.1
157% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 594
DQ Mixed 808
570% 724 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 605 515 518 491 460 427 MB/s
Read 813
Write 956
Mixed 847
SusWrite 503
176% 779 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 35.7
142% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 730
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 503
409% 584 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 626 341 353 326 309 MB/s
Read 616
Write 775
Mixed 492
SusWrite 398
128% 570 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 39.9
124% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 921
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 644
528% 757 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

System: Asus Komplett PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $908

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