Average Bench: 67.9% (623rd of 1012)

Based on 20 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston SA400S3 960GB averaged 32.0% 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 23.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400S3 960GB is 56.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA400S3 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 216MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 217MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20 samples)
Min Avg Max
172 Read 314 433
102 Write 217 400
87.7 Mixed 216 383
94.4 SusWrite 310 456
59.4% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 23.7 41.7
15.5 4K Write 46.7 94.2
9.2 4K Mixed 25.9 46.2
93.9% 32.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 DQ Read 160 282
16.4 DQ Write 177 342
15.5 DQ Mixed 139 221
113% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
832GB free
Firmware: K1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 459 461 451 461 448 MB/s
Read 330
Write 388
Mixed 383
SusWrite 456
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 41.7
154% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 210
184% 270 MB/s
807GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 309 405 400 335 100 MB/s
Read 411
Write 400
Mixed 318
SusWrite 307
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 35.7
132% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 221
189% 276 MB/s
807GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 406 401 403 191 99 MB/s
Read 418
Write 275
Mixed 306
SusWrite 304
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 31.5
115% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 216
186% 271 MB/s
655GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 318 316 339 374 392 MB/s
Read 256
Write 286
Mixed 254
SusWrite 336
64% 283 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 28.4
4K Mixed 16.4
57% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 162
129% 180 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,095,342 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400S3 960GB Builds (Compare 578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Dell Precision T7610

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