Average Bench: 70.4% (645th of 1058)

Based on 399 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON SKC300S

Good average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 180GB averaged 29.5% 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 139MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 180GB is 32%. 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 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 222MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 399 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 380 504
160 Write 222 271
198 Mixed 247 287
81.9 SusWrite 143 197
55.2% 248 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 26.9 35.8
34.9 4K Write 74 111
11.1 4K Mixed 30.1 45.1
119% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25 DQ Read 229 291
61.7 DQ Write 191 249
10.1 DQ Mixed 139 247
124% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 147 133 135 136 149 MB/s
Read 349
Write 212
Mixed 276
SusWrite 141
55% 244 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 44.4
159% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 244
185% 249 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 130 143 144 129 139 MB/s
Read 359
Write 248
Mixed 279
SusWrite 140
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 39
134% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 250
190% 257 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 123 140 136 149 132 MB/s
Read 355
Write 262
Mixed 278
SusWrite 139
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 38.9
135% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 250
183% 239 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 159 171 156 170 161 MB/s
Read 317
Write 261
Mixed 264
SusWrite 168
57% 252 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 17.7
4K Mixed 19.2
69% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 53.3
DQ Mixed 116
94% 140 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 180GB Builds (Compare 10,254 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $779

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