Average Bench: 139% (125th of 1012)

Based on 825 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8960G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB averaged 38.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 724MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 666MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB is 53.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 513MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 825 samples)
Min Avg Max
484 Read 708 845
502 Write 850 1,016
390 Mixed 732 879
388 SusWrite 513 581
158% 701 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 31.9 37.5
50.7 4K Write 96.1 126
28.1 4K Mixed 44.7 53.3
156% 57.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
404 DQ Read 721 769
375 DQ Write 666 749
363 DQ Mixed 724 831
535% 704 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 712 512 511 516 512 511 MB/s
Read 827
Write 998
Mixed 871
SusWrite 546
183% 810 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 50.2
183% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 759
DQ Write 746
DQ Mixed 813
594% 773 MB/s
852GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 646 477 520 516 522 525 MB/s
Read 832
Write 1,009
Mixed 866
SusWrite 534
183% 810 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 51.2
184% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 766
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 767
566% 744 MB/s
570GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 695 507 514 524 520 522 MB/s
Read 795
Write 954
Mixed 850
SusWrite 547
178% 786 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 47.8
165% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 733
DQ Mixed 798
586% 767 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 700 515 514 518 521 521 MB/s
Read 679
Write 869
Mixed 743
SusWrite 548
160% 710 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 49.3
177% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 743
DQ Mixed 827
601% 779 MB/s
772GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 705 508 515 516 517 516 MB/s
Read 680
Write 989
Mixed 704
SusWrite 546
165% 730 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 50.1
172% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 730
DQ Mixed 598
490% 699 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 440 445 401 373 460 MB/s
Read 766
Write 863
Mixed 808
SusWrite 433
162% 718 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 49.1
176% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 757
DQ Write 739
DQ Mixed 816
594% 771 MB/s
623GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 519 446 502 422 498 506 MB/s
Read 791
Write 966
Mixed 829
SusWrite 482
173% 767 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 46.8
162% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 582
DQ Mixed 539
440% 630 MB/s
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,008

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