Average Bench: 66.6% (647th of 1011)

Based on 303 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A180G, KINGSTON SKC300S

Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 180GB averaged 33.4% 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 71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.3MB/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 211MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 303 samples)
Min Avg Max
302 Read 438 510
153 Write 211 265
193 Mixed 246 306
80.4 SusWrite 140 176
57.3% 259 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13 4K Read 24.3 34.4
34.8 4K Write 71 113
9.35 4K Mixed 20.6 42.4
101% 38.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 177 290
45 DQ Write 164 232
8.97 DQ Mixed 76.1 225
82.9% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 127 147 145 127 139 MB/s
Read 366
Write 226
Mixed 249
SusWrite 132
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 41.8
150% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 215
168% 233 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 155 156 154 152 MB/s
Read 326
Write 261
Mixed 257
SusWrite 156
56% 250 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 43.4
149% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 245
180% 238 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: C4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 176 163 155 148 144 MB/s
Read 321
Write 236
Mixed 250
SusWrite 156
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 38
150% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 145
137% 216 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 135 154 124 127 113 MB/s
Read 324
Write 193
Mixed 207
SusWrite 132
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 36.4
120% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 192
147% 199 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 180GB Builds (Compare 1,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus H81M-R

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $293

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