Average Bench: 82.3% (386th of 1011)

Based on 3,645 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400S37960G

Very good average bench

The Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB averaged just 17.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 171MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB is 56.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 280MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,645 samples)
Min Avg Max
200 Read 368 480
102 Write 249 444
87.7 Mixed 280 380
111 SusWrite 317 453
68.1% 303 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 30.6 39.8
19.5 4K Write 65.4 91.2
11.4 4K Mixed 33.2 43.8
124% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 DQ Read 218 315
15.8 DQ Write 248 346
15.1 DQ Mixed 171 230
146% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
806GB free
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 422 451 462 471 471 MB/s
Read 401
Write 456
Mixed 371
SusWrite 448
95% 419 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 42.5
155% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 209
182% 268 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: SBFK61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 424 427 419 161 99 MB/s
Read 486
Write 456
Mixed 358
SusWrite 325
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 38.9
147% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 226
200% 299 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 431 398 287 99 101 MB/s
Read 483
Write 404
Mixed 348
SusWrite 288
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 34
129% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 214
181% 264 MB/s
861GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 434 433 449 449 450 MB/s
Read 404
Write 448
Mixed 348
SusWrite 443
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 29.7
100% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 204
180% 266 MB/s
845GB free
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 102 101 102 99 100 MB/s
Read 451
Write 121
Mixed 141
SusWrite 99
44% 203 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 36
4K Mixed 20
84% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 74.8
DQ Mixed 105
96% 153 MB/s
507GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 273 279 277 104 101 MB/s
Read 371
Write 205
Mixed 257
SusWrite 217
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 17.7
4K Mixed 20.2
78% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 19.2
DQ Mixed 33.6
38% 70.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400S37960G 960GB Builds (Compare 12,269 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $758

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