Average Bench: 70.2% (664th of 1072)

Based on 56,609 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400S37960G

Good average bench

The Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB averaged 29.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 116MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB is 60.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 213MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 221MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,609 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 Read 310 482
64.6 Write 221 436
30.3 Mixed 213 399
119 SusWrite 358 463
62% 276 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.8 4K Read 23 35.7
12.3 4K Write 50.3 94.6
8.43 4K Mixed 23.7 42.2
92% 32.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 DQ Read 153 285
12.7 DQ Write 203 356
12.6 DQ Mixed 116 215
105% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
822GB free
Firmware: SBFKZ1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 469 473 472 471 473 MB/s
Read 409
Write 460
Mixed 396
SusWrite 471
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 42.5
151% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 212
186% 273 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: SBFK61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 422 434 425 331 100 MB/s
Read 479
Write 362
Mixed 346
SusWrite 354
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 34.8
128% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 221
192% 285 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1C3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 341 385 412 429 433 MB/s
Read 402
Write 270
Mixed 372
SusWrite 385
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 33.5
118% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 202
179% 265 MB/s
614GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAM22101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 325 340 336 347 349 MB/s
Read 409
Write 352
Mixed 340
SusWrite 336
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 21.6
86% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 99.2
111% 181 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S3402101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 166 240 343 285 371 MB/s
Read 440
Write 306
Mixed 34
SusWrite 258
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 7.6
68% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 19.9
74% 158 MB/s
779GB free
Firmware: SBFKZ1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 438 442 460 461 460 MB/s
Read 176
Write 65.1
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 448
41% 180 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 14.2
4K Mixed 9.3
43% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 13.1
DQ Write 12.9
DQ Mixed 12.7
10% 12.9 MB/s
628GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKZ1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 386 408 413 411 414 MB/s
Read 162
Write 64.8
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 401
37% 165 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 9.7
43% 12.8 MB/s
DQ Read 12.7
DQ Write 13
DQ Mixed 12.6
10% 12.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,133,447 SSDs tested

Typical SA400S37960G 960GB Builds (Compare 31,319 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $233

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,005

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60-70 °C while downloading good read speed slow write speed


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