Average Bench: 110% (192nd of 1040)

Based on 19,152 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8240G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB averaged 9.9% 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 436MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 582MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 65%. This is a particularly 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 261MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,152 samples)
Min Avg Max
438 Read 666 830
256 Write 645 849
278 Mixed 587 799
142 SusWrite 261 378
121% 540 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 29.8 38.4
48.6 4K Write 89.8 124
21.5 4K Mixed 39.4 52.5
143% 53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
317 DQ Read 582 704
125 DQ Write 463 705
148 DQ Mixed 436 589
350% 494 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 514 218 220 220 221 219 MB/s
Read 850
Write 850
Mixed 810
SusWrite 269
156% 695 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 53.5
193% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 706
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 575
464% 654 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 217 213 209 215 231 MB/s
Read 786
Write 835
Mixed 764
SusWrite 233
147% 655 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 46.3
160% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 691
DQ Write 690
DQ Mixed 325
345% 569 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 205 204 212 215 215 MB/s
Read 421
Write 466
Mixed 446
SusWrite 225
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 47.1
166% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 695
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 454
363% 517 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 41 20 23 28 33 MB/s
Read 689
Write 648
Mixed 592
SusWrite 88.6
113% 505 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 39.2
134% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 600
DQ Write 416
DQ Mixed 506
378% 507 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 538 262 262 263 264 262 MB/s
Read 822
Write 560
Mixed 649
SusWrite 308
131% 585 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 27.8
104% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 404
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 208
170% 249 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB Builds (Compare 67,920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $997

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