Average Bench: 66.3% (628th of 1000)

Based on 288 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON SKC300S

Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 180GB averaged 33.7% 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 Random Write Speed 70.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 180GB is 32.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 180GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 140MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 210MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 288 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 443 510
152 Write 210 264
194 Mixed 247 306
81.8 SusWrite 140 174
57.5% 260 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 24 34.4
34.8 4K Write 70.8 113
9.36 4K Mixed 19.8 42.1
99.2% 38.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 173 290
42.8 DQ Write 161 230
8.96 DQ Mixed 70.4 220
79.4% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 140 126 138 127 136 MB/s
Read 286
Write 229
Mixed 254
SusWrite 136
51% 226 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 39
147% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 149
137% 213 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 126 130 123 149 136 MB/s
Read 332
Write 245
Mixed 249
SusWrite 138
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 27.8
94% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 207
164% 229 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 144 148 150 150 143 MB/s
Read 347
Write 228
Mixed 250
SusWrite 151
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 39.8
4K Mixed 24.7
86% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 234
172% 226 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 127 126 114 113 121 MB/s
Read 343
Write 225
Mixed 220
SusWrite 122
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 34.7
4K Mixed 23.1
69% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 230
168% 219 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,384,409 SSDs tested.

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Typical SSDNow KC300 180GB Builds (Compare 865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 530

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $281

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