Average Bench: 67.6% (684th of 1058)

Based on 5,547 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8120G

Above average average bench

The Kingston SA400M8120G 120GB averaged 32.4% 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 140MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8120G 120GB is 46.3%. 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 94MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,547 samples)
Min Avg Max
208 Read 421 488
99.3 Write 285 384
75.9 Mixed 281 353
49.7 SusWrite 94 164
60.1% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 29.4 40.5
20.9 4K Write 65.9 94.6
8.81 4K Mixed 29.5 40.3
117% 41.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63.8 DQ Read 206 259
43.9 DQ Write 210 320
21.1 DQ Mixed 140 196
124% 185 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK62B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 180 112 111 117 114 MB/s
Read 450
Write 334
Mixed 326
SusWrite 161
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 34
138% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 179
154% 226 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 93 95 40 75 53 MB/s
Read 445
Write 327
Mixed 322
SusWrite 90.6
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 32.9
139% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 183
162% 241 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 67 50 54 35 32 MB/s
Read 470
Write 298
Mixed 371
SusWrite 63
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 32.7
135% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 34.3
77% 159 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 99 40 37 43 45 MB/s
Read 452
Write 339
Mixed 302
SusWrite 61.1
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 42.2
144% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 114
91% 127 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 1.5 62 58 133 32 MB/s
Read 437
Write 267
Mixed 289
SusWrite 76.8
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 30
122% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 194
167% 243 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 126 41 31 45 53 MB/s
Read 357
Write 243
Mixed 295
SusWrite 74.3
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 24.3
115% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 190
167% 247 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 4.7 4.8 155 34 4.7 MB/s
Read 456
Write 57.5
Mixed 101
SusWrite 37
35% 163 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 38.2
82% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 50.7
DQ Mixed 54.6
52% 84 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,080,794 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8120G 120GB Builds (Compare 59,662 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $564

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