Average Bench: 117% (150th of 1011)

Based on 10,054 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SA1000M8240G, NVMe KINGSTON SA1000M

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB averaged 17.4% 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 471MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 522MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB is 60%. 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 279MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 32.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,054 samples)
Min Avg Max
476 Read 718 837
260 Write 703 860
290 Mixed 641 804
170 SusWrite 279 355
131% 585 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 32.2 38.5
50.5 4K Write 93.6 125
22.8 4K Mixed 41.9 52.8
152% 55.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
333 DQ Read 598 705
244 DQ Write 522 705
214 DQ Mixed 471 591
378% 530 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 691 496 449 658 237 MB/s
Read 797
Write 746
Mixed 798
SusWrite 494
159% 709 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 51.7
186% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 688
DQ Mixed 576
465% 655 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 258 261 261 262 260 MB/s
Read 788
Write 784
Mixed 784
SusWrite 291
149% 662 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 49.7
175% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 590
474% 663 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 541 261 260 264 265 266 MB/s
Read 624
Write 721
Mixed 329
SusWrite 309
111% 496 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 47.8
161% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 577
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 583
455% 621 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 222 222 241 122 77 MB/s
Read 705
Write 610
Mixed 580
SusWrite 205
117% 525 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 41
145% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 607
DQ Write 536
DQ Mixed 494
392% 546 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.R Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 501 257 247 261 263 259 MB/s
Read 730
Write 819
Mixed 741
SusWrite 298
146% 647 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 27.7
146% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 417
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 290
229% 322 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 212 184 186 187 164 MB/s
Read 582
Write 396
Mixed 466
SusWrite 220
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 18.3
97% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 249
191% 262 MB/s
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Typical A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB Builds (Compare 21,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $542

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