Average Bench: 78.4% (497th of 1058)

Based on 842 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SQ500S37240G

Good average bench

The Kingston SQ500S37240G 240GB averaged 21.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SQ500S37240G 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.6MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SQ500S37240G 240GB is 60.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston SQ500S37240G 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 294MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 296MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 842 samples)
Min Avg Max
273 Read 371 447
105 Write 294 454
33.5 Mixed 296 392
72.8 SusWrite 308 465
71.3% 317 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 26.6 34.5
16.9 4K Write 64.6 96.3
10.6 4K Mixed 30.3 42.8
113% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.5 DQ Read 194 243
15.8 DQ Write 253 356
17.7 DQ Mixed 153 207
135% 200 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKJ4.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 455 462 467 470 468 MB/s
Read 421
Write 465
Mixed 406
SusWrite 463
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 40.1
144% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 196
177% 264 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKJ4.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 427 435 424 414 413 MB/s
Read 327
Write 105
Mixed 361
SusWrite 420
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 22.9
78% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 191
168% 246 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,295,618 SSDs tested.

Typical SQ500S37240G 240GB Builds (Compare 8,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 147%
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 148%

Motherboard: MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,113

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