Average Bench: 135% (134th of 1016)

Based on 5,232 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8480G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB averaged 35.2% 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 667MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 816MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB is 66.5%. 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 460MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,232 samples)
Min Avg Max
477 Read 693 847
466 Write 789 985
381 Mixed 697 869
252 SusWrite 460 554
149% 660 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 31.4 38.6
52.1 4K Write 95.7 126
25.7 4K Mixed 44.2 53.8
155% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
353 DQ Read 816 926
356 DQ Write 618 745
323 DQ Mixed 667 821
512% 700 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
395GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 717 526 522 522 521 516 MB/s
Read 836
Write 993
Mixed 879
SusWrite 554
184% 816 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 51.1
189% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 925
DQ Write 741
DQ Mixed 821
618% 829 MB/s
286GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 560 470 513 522 521 519 MB/s
Read 764
Write 971
Mixed 845
SusWrite 517
175% 774 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 43.5
156% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 819
DQ Write 663
DQ Mixed 715
542% 732 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 604 382 383 379 327 322 MB/s
Read 668
Write 505
Mixed 595
SusWrite 399
122% 542 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 47.8
164% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 924
DQ Write 576
DQ Mixed 652
512% 717 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 665 560 493 510 421 418 MB/s
Read 601
Write 735
Mixed 618
SusWrite 511
139% 617 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 40.5
129% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 915
DQ Write 729
DQ Mixed 646
531% 763 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 387 244 119 227 252 MB/s
Read 610
Write 638
Mixed 539
SusWrite 272
116% 515 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 42.7
144% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 646
480% 649 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 499 455 391 371 388 383 MB/s
Read 605
Write 508
Mixed 407
SusWrite 414
108% 484 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 33.4
129% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 27.2
DQ Write 509
DQ Mixed 394
268% 310 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB Builds (Compare 1,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

System: Asus Komplett PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,245

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