Average Bench: 74.8% (506th of 1011)

Based on 2,268 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8240G

Good average bench

The Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB averaged 25.2% 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 160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 32.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB is 41.6%. 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 123MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 261MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,268 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 428 487
113 Write 261 422
149 Mixed 313 371
78.9 SusWrite 123 159
62.5% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.6 4K Read 32.4 39.9
31 4K Write 71.1 91.2
12.9 4K Mixed 33.2 41.5
129% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
92.9 DQ Read 241 320
41.7 DQ Write 240 330
23.1 DQ Mixed 160 219
142% 214 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 124 107 107 108 108 MB/s
Read 494
Write 446
Mixed 380
SusWrite 166
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 35.8
139% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 208
174% 250 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 136 108 104 107 105 MB/s
Read 452
Write 355
Mixed 343
SusWrite 147
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 37
144% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 207
182% 269 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 175 104 104 104 105 MB/s
Read 450
Write 283
Mixed 334
SusWrite 157
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 37.8
144% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 204
173% 250 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 130 40 106 41 106 MB/s
Read 478
Write 338
Mixed 348
SusWrite 110
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 36.7
137% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 184
151% 213 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 97 99 99 99 97 MB/s
Read 372
Write 210
Mixed 294
SusWrite 130
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 23.8
89% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 214
184% 270 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 119 97 98 101 97 MB/s
Read 362
Write 176
Mixed 286
SusWrite 140
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 18.2
78% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 212
188% 281 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,221 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8240G 240GB Builds (Compare 18,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $71

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $426

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