Average Bench: 70.8% (588th of 1016)

Based on 3,520 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8240G

Good average bench

The Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB averaged 29.2% 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 135MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB is 41.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 118MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 267MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,520 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 434 487
88.9 Write 267 400
126 Mixed 288 357
75 SusWrite 118 158
61.5% 277 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.12 4K Read 30.1 39.1
33.3 4K Write 65.4 89.3
7.74 4K Mixed 33.6 42.3
123% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
60.7 DQ Read 192 318
41.9 DQ Write 182 320
26.5 DQ Mixed 135 215
116% 170 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 249 104 104 105 104 MB/s
Read 450
Write 301
Mixed 366
SusWrite 158
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 42.5
168% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 222
197% 294 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 261 84 83 84 84 MB/s
Read 482
Write 375
Mixed 326
SusWrite 160
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 41.9
147% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 119
97% 137 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 248 71 76 73 75 MB/s
Read 478
Write 355
Mixed 303
SusWrite 134
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 41.4
141% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 117
96% 137 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 107 96 97 95 95 MB/s
Read 333
Write 188
Mixed 282
SusWrite 136
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 34.1
138% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 214
187% 279 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 132 50 63 56 75 MB/s
Read 348
Write 243
Mixed 274
SusWrite 85.1
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 17.3
87% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 30.7
DQ Mixed 11.9
43% 101 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8240G 240GB Builds (Compare 26,164 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $410

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