Average Bench: 63.1% (667th of 1000)

Based on 15 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400S3

Above average average bench

The Kingston SA400S3 960GB averaged 36.8% 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 121MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400S3 960GB is 55.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA400S3 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 177MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 184MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15 samples)
Min Avg Max
172 Read 301 433
102 Write 177 395
87.7 Mixed 184 329
94.4 SusWrite 303 428
54.1% 241 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 22.1 41.7
15.5 4K Write 41.3 90.2
9.2 4K Mixed 23.7 46.2
85.7% 29 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 DQ Read 132 248
16.4 DQ Write 146 303
15.5 DQ Mixed 121 213
95.8% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
782GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 376 378 385 269 131 MB/s
Read 301
Write 182
Mixed 282
SusWrite 320
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 35.5
111% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 181
148% 209 MB/s
784GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 389 387 397 239 99 MB/s
Read 230
Write 106
Mixed 106
SusWrite 314
42% 189 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 24
4K Mixed 17.8
60% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 57.9
DQ Write 84.3
DQ Mixed 98.5
67% 80.2 MB/s
785GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 345 352 349 351 304 MB/s
Read 256
Write 108
Mixed 94.2
SusWrite 345
45% 201 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 15.8
4K Mixed 9.7
41% 13 MB/s
DQ Read 17.1
DQ Write 18.4
DQ Mixed 16.4
13% 17.3 MB/s
791GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 61F1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 376 391 390 184 96 MB/s
Read 172
Write 104
Mixed 95.9
SusWrite 303
38% 169 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 23.1
4K Mixed 13.4
54% 17.6 MB/s
DQ Read 30.7
DQ Write 35.9
DQ Mixed 33.1
25% 33.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,383,530 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400S3 960GB Builds (Compare 406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Dell Precision T7610

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