Average Bench: 71.5% (629th of 1058)

Based on 18,452 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8240G

Good average bench

The Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB averaged 28.5% 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 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB is 50.7%. 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 133MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 250MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,452 samples)
Min Avg Max
223 Read 415 481
102 Write 250 406
122 Mixed 297 357
62.6 SusWrite 133 223
60.9% 274 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.94 4K Read 30.2 39.8
19.3 4K Write 64.5 89
2.3 4K Mixed 32.1 42.2
121% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
74 DQ Read 225 318
27.8 DQ Write 215 327
17.4 DQ Mixed 144 218
129% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 211 44 77 29 85 MB/s
Read 454
Write 367
Mixed 358
SusWrite 105
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 39.9
160% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 220
195% 291 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK62B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 221 119 140 114 114 MB/s
Read 452
Write 287
Mixed 376
SusWrite 147
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 39.1
153% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 221
189% 275 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: SBFK62B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 220 172 139 140 141 MB/s
Read 455
Write 279
Mixed 339
SusWrite 206
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 37.7
142% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.8
DQ Write 99.9
DQ Mixed 43.4
41% 61 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK62B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 219 117 115 112 113 MB/s
Read 475
Write 203
Mixed 338
SusWrite 142
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 38.3
148% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 69.8
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 29.8
41% 73.2 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 107 109 109 107 107 MB/s
Read 463
Write 330
Mixed 347
SusWrite 153
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 33.5
128% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 193
153% 213 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 03150010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 163 54 61 61 60 MB/s
Read 475
Write 336
Mixed 317
SusWrite 129
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 38.5
134% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 120
98% 140 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 131 57 90 42 91 MB/s
Read 231
Write 302
Mixed 225
SusWrite 104
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 34.4
131% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 179
149% 212 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03150010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 84 85 98 71 56 MB/s
Read 465
Write 263
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 87.9
48% 218 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 39.4
107% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 113
93% 133 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,206,605 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8240G 240GB Builds (Compare 1,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Casper EXCALIBUR G770

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