Average Bench: 66.3% (679th of 1037)

Based on 234 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SQ500S37240G

Above average average bench

The Kingston SQ500S37240G 240GB averaged 33.7% 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 142MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SQ500S37240G 240GB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SQ500S37240G 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 189MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 204MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 234 samples)
Min Avg Max
255 Read 347 454
95.6 Write 204 386
92.3 Mixed 258 361
66.8 SusWrite 189 256
55.8% 250 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 25.4 34
20.4 4K Write 56.9 84.6
11.3 4K Mixed 28.2 42.3
105% 36.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 DQ Read 179 270
30.6 DQ Write 213 336
21.3 DQ Mixed 142 212
122% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1H5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 213 195 308 223 247 MB/s
Read 259
Write 110
Mixed 346
SusWrite 250
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 40.7
144% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 192
166% 242 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,584,284 SSDs tested.

Typical SQ500S37240G 240GB Builds (Compare 1,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-P II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $681

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