Average Bench: 130% (165th of 1058)

Based on 10,733 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8480G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 30.3% 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 632MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 805MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 69.7%. 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 440MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,733 samples)
Min Avg Max
462 Read 683 847
472 Write 761 983
379 Mixed 658 869
235 SusWrite 440 581
143% 635 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 30.7 38.4
47.3 4K Write 90.8 125
23.2 4K Mixed 41.7 53.8
148% 54.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
468 DQ Read 805 925
260 DQ Write 585 745
238 DQ Mixed 632 818
489% 674 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 396 412 484 534 401 MB/s
Read 693
Write 634
Mixed 736
SusWrite 449
141% 628 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 50.4
164% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 925
DQ Write 743
DQ Mixed 820
618% 829 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 657 490 500 443 408 424 MB/s
Read 693
Write 835
Mixed 724
SusWrite 487
154% 685 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 41.9
148% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 921
DQ Write 727
DQ Mixed 813
612% 820 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 699 523 551 509 439 426 MB/s
Read 826
Write 975
Mixed 858
SusWrite 524
179% 796 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 45.4
150% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 617
DQ Write 541
DQ Mixed 579
434% 579 MB/s
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 520 430 405 448 410 401 MB/s
Read 767
Write 930
Mixed 810
SusWrite 436
166% 736 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 43.3
146% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 795
DQ Write 689
DQ Mixed 534
457% 673 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 940 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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System: Asus Komplett PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,256

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