Average Bench: 134% (143rd of 1026)

Based on 6,718 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8480G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 34.3% 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 655MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 832MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 58.9%. This is a relatively 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 449MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,718 samples)
Min Avg Max
489 Read 687 842
484 Write 782 984
377 Mixed 681 870
274 SusWrite 449 560
146% 650 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 30.9 38.3
59.2 4K Write 96.9 126
29.2 4K Mixed 43.6 53.4
154% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
589 DQ Read 832 926
297 DQ Write 603 745
232 DQ Mixed 655 817
506% 697 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 606 420 465 393 391 349 MB/s
Read 776
Write 985
Mixed 829
SusWrite 437
171% 757 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 49.5
170% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 872
DQ Write 577
DQ Mixed 683
521% 711 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 584 467 576 417 310 144 MB/s
Read 704
Write 697
Mixed 698
SusWrite 416
142% 629 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 48.7
168% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 849
DQ Write 651
DQ Mixed 613
496% 704 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 590 397 398 390 395 392 MB/s
Read 712
Write 925
Mixed 723
SusWrite 427
157% 697 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 46.3
161% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 827
DQ Write 683
DQ Mixed 645
513% 718 MB/s
374GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 686 515 515 507 512 517 MB/s
Read 686
Write 894
Mixed 740
SusWrite 542
162% 716 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 30
99% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 918
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 811
612% 824 MB/s
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 693 521 522 519 517 521 MB/s
Read 780
Write 901
Mixed 332
SusWrite 549
144% 641 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 27
114% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 742
DQ Write 510
DQ Mixed 473
394% 575 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 449 473 454 478 359 MB/s
Read 812
Write 665
Mixed 677
SusWrite 450
146% 651 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 30
108% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 458
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 222
183% 272 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 1,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

System: Asus Komplett PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,190

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