Average Bench: 134% (174th of 1072)

Based on 12,594 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8480G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 33.6% 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 653MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 836MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 64.3%. 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 446MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
459 Read 683 847
474 Write 777 985
368 Mixed 677 871
227 SusWrite 446 578
146% 646 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 4K Read 30.9 38.5
54.8 4K Write 96 127
25.3 4K Mixed 43 54.4
153% 56.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
596 DQ Read 836 925
391 DQ Write 602 745
392 DQ Mixed 653 820
506% 697 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 610 435 429 433 435 403 MB/s
Read 715
Write 650
Mixed 798
SusWrite 457
148% 655 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 58.7
228% 89.9 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 810
610% 820 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 690 513 488 517 702 513 MB/s
Read 791
Write 933
Mixed 821
SusWrite 570
176% 779 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 43.5
145% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 916
DQ Write 706
DQ Mixed 798
600% 807 MB/s
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 577 483 444 422 355 351 MB/s
Read 803
Write 943
Mixed 835
SusWrite 439
170% 755 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 73.4
4K Mixed 42.2
140% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 711
DQ Write 550
DQ Mixed 639
476% 633 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 580 413 346 345 306 314 MB/s
Read 679
Write 583
Mixed 593
SusWrite 384
126% 560 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 36.9
120% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 850
DQ Write 625
DQ Mixed 324
354% 600 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 485 502 491 464 451 373 MB/s
Read 654
Write 511
Mixed 415
SusWrite 461
114% 510 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 32.9
132% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 673
DQ Write 509
DQ Mixed 503
400% 562 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 347 372 378 376 356 MB/s
Read 598
Write 506
Mixed 398
SusWrite 380
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 24.5
76% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 499
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 424
316% 422 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 9.4 9.1 27 410 223 MB/s
Read 692
Write 654
Mixed 480
SusWrite 178
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.3
3% 1.87 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $886

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