Average Bench: 70.8% (646th of 1058)

Based on 405 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON SKC300S

Good average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 180GB averaged 29.1% 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 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.2MB/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 224MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 405 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 373 503
162 Write 224 271
199 Mixed 248 288
81.8 SusWrite 143 196
55% 247 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 27.2 35.9
34.7 4K Write 74.6 111
11.2 4K Mixed 31.1 45.1
121% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 DQ Read 234 291
68.7 DQ Write 193 252
10 DQ Mixed 146 248
128% 191 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 153 161 159 157 155 MB/s
Read 319
Write 234
Mixed 240
SusWrite 160
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 41.1
146% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 151
141% 219 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 159 158 154 135 118 MB/s
Read 342
Write 244
Mixed 256
SusWrite 150
56% 248 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 33.1
131% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 132
130% 209 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 159 128 134 103 99 MB/s
Read 321
Write 220
Mixed 238
SusWrite 132
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 33.5
115% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 143
135% 212 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 149 146 147 146 144 MB/s
Read 292
Write 260
Mixed 225
SusWrite 150
52% 232 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 32.8
112% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 139
125% 189 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 180GB Builds (Compare 11,947 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: 67% - Good Total price: $608

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