Average Bench: 112% (184th of 1037)

Based on 19,966 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8240G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB averaged 11.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 453MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 594MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 63.4%. 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 256MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 585MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,966 samples)
Min Avg Max
457 Read 683 834
260 Write 658 853
267 Mixed 585 804
119 SusWrite 256 327
122% 545 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 30.7 38.3
49.8 4K Write 92.1 124
20.9 4K Mixed 40.1 52.1
147% 54.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
349 DQ Read 594 705
211 DQ Write 485 705
195 DQ Mixed 453 589
363% 511 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 510 214 191 204 212 228 MB/s
Read 712
Write 649
Mixed 639
SusWrite 260
127% 565 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 52
179% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 574
DQ Mixed 498
411% 592 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 500 261 260 262 263 246 MB/s
Read 552
Write 644
Mixed 580
SusWrite 299
117% 519 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 50.7
186% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 703
DQ Write 633
DQ Mixed 591
464% 642 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 622 460 93 102 123 141 MB/s
Read 703
Write 702
Mixed 622
SusWrite 257
128% 571 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 49.7
159% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 602
DQ Mixed 493
412% 597 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 197 198 203 199 197 MB/s
Read 617
Write 687
Mixed 621
SusWrite 237
122% 540 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 43.3
162% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 638
DQ Mixed 501
422% 613 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 214 208 208 213 195 MB/s
Read 694
Write 681
Mixed 678
SusWrite 245
129% 575 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 48.1
156% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 437
DQ Mixed 513
397% 549 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 212 179 192 186 210 MB/s
Read 581
Write 586
Mixed 596
SusWrite 230
112% 498 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 48.5
168% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 419
DQ Mixed 497
387% 540 MB/s
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $547

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