Average Bench: 138% (125th of 1011)

Based on 552 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8960G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB averaged 38.0% 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 717MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 659MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB is 54.4%. 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 520MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 552 samples)
Min Avg Max
480 Read 701 844
502 Write 839 1,013
390 Mixed 723 876
393 SusWrite 520 577
157% 696 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 31.5 37.6
49.2 4K Write 94.6 126
27.5 4K Mixed 44.1 53.3
154% 56.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
413 DQ Read 716 769
374 DQ Write 659 750
366 DQ Mixed 717 834
530% 697 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
894GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 722 521 523 522 521 520 MB/s
Read 830
Write 999
Mixed 846
SusWrite 555
182% 807 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 53.5
192% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 727
DQ Mixed 805
588% 767 MB/s
746GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 714 519 521 522 520 519 MB/s
Read 826
Write 1,004
Mixed 876
SusWrite 553
184% 815 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 52.6
191% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 767
DQ Write 745
DQ Mixed 365
382% 626 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 702 503 515 516 514 503 MB/s
Read 844
Write 1,001
Mixed 863
SusWrite 542
183% 813 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 48.3
167% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 760
DQ Write 737
DQ Mixed 826
599% 774 MB/s
673GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 567 408 403 390 504 518 MB/s
Read 847
Write 1,014
Mixed 871
SusWrite 465
180% 799 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 51.5
183% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 759
DQ Write 644
DQ Mixed 638
495% 680 MB/s
656GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 553 509 513 514 515 522 MB/s
Read 804
Write 996
Mixed 858
SusWrite 521
179% 795 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 47.3
161% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 767
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 798
586% 766 MB/s
753GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 624 485 502 509 499 508 MB/s
Read 736
Write 942
Mixed 804
SusWrite 521
170% 751 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 48.8
168% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 703
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 49.8
130% 292 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 960GB Builds (Compare 254 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 75%
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System: Komplett PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $740

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