Average Bench: 114% (149th of 1000)

Based on 7,374 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8240G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB averaged 14.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 472MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 522MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 55.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 284MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
467 Read 673 822
262 Write 693 854
296 Mixed 620 796
195 SusWrite 284 360
127% 568 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 30.6 37.5
51.9 4K Write 92.2 124
24 4K Mixed 40.7 51.5
147% 54.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
359 DQ Read 599 705
234 DQ Write 522 706
254 DQ Mixed 472 590
378% 531 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 258 259 265 264 264 MB/s
Read 838
Write 861
Mixed 804
SusWrite 293
157% 699 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 49.7
171% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 592
476% 667 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 532 240 260 260 261 262 MB/s
Read 712
Write 821
Mixed 733
SusWrite 303
144% 642 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 51.2
187% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 698
DQ Write 699
DQ Mixed 585
471% 661 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 252 195 179 150 139 MB/s
Read 598
Write 206
Mixed 252
SusWrite 195
69% 313 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 16.7
71% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 57.9
DQ Mixed 99.1
85% 130 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB Builds (Compare 12,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $566

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