Average Bench: 69.9% (654th of 1058)

Based on 7,859 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8120G

Above average average bench

The Kingston SA400M8120G 120GB averaged 30.0% 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 150MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8120G 120GB is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA400M8120G 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 101MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 283MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
286 Read 429 490
102 Write 283 392
95.8 Mixed 293 359
51.4 SusWrite 101 168
61.5% 277 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 30.7 40.2
20.9 4K Write 67.7 94.1
7.6 4K Mixed 29.8 38.8
121% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
122 DQ Read 224 263
29.2 DQ Write 228 320
17.6 DQ Mixed 150 196
134% 201 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 82 54 74 70 72 MB/s
Read 477
Write 377
Mixed 334
SusWrite 82.9
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 36.3
153% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 96.4
119% 209 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 82 87 70 18 68 MB/s
Read 468
Write 366
Mixed 333
SusWrite 80.1
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 35.6
149% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 187
167% 250 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 79 105 53 91 74 MB/s
Read 428
Write 342
Mixed 324
SusWrite 82.6
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 31.3
127% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 186
163% 241 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 79 86 19 55 57 MB/s
Read 428
Write 211
Mixed 298
SusWrite 73.4
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 29.6
115% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 182
161% 239 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 31 82 26 64 35 MB/s
Read 409
Write 260
Mixed 282
SusWrite 63.4
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 3
103% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 20.3
DQ Mixed 63.5
59% 97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,558,548 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8120G 120GB Builds (Compare 71,403 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $640

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