Average Bench: 74.8% (507th of 1011)

Based on 1,551 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8240G

Good average bench

The Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB averaged 25.1% 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 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 32.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB is 41.3%. 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 126MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,551 samples)
Min Avg Max
290 Read 426 489
113 Write 257 418
144 Mixed 308 372
79.6 SusWrite 126 159
62.2% 280 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 32.7 40.3
30 4K Write 70.4 92.1
7.6 4K Mixed 32.7 41.6
129% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
94.2 DQ Read 244 321
37.9 DQ Write 245 330
24.3 DQ Mixed 166 218
146% 218 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: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 105 104 107 105 104 MB/s
Read 449
Write 259
Mixed 355
SusWrite 150
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 36.8
148% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 217
192% 288 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 133 107 107 104 107 MB/s
Read 479
Write 263
Mixed 350
SusWrite 145
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 38.7
149% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 194
166% 241 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 106 102 133 106 103 MB/s
Read 470
Write 174
Mixed 351
SusWrite 152
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 37.9
144% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 192
162% 235 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 144 52 81 83 53 MB/s
Read 458
Write 287
Mixed 336
SusWrite 92.2
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 36
137% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 25.7
82% 178 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 116 102 104 107 104 MB/s
Read 452
Write 329
Mixed 336
SusWrite 129
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 35.7
136% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 167
132% 183 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 189 101 68 79 88 MB/s
Read 392
Write 124
Mixed 236
SusWrite 127
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 29.5
111% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 194
163% 234 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 157 47 119 40 81 MB/s
Read 396
Write 286
Mixed 299
SusWrite 108
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 30.8
115% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 161
122% 162 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 94 75 80 81 78 MB/s
Read 300
Write 298
Mixed 255
SusWrite 94.2
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 24.5
92% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 142
112% 156 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,663,864 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8240G 240GB Builds (Compare 15,152 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $429

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