Average Bench: 71% (601st of 1026)

Based on 7,456 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA400M8240G

Good average bench

The Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB averaged 28.9% 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 131MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA400M8240G 240GB is 46.9%. 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 116MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 272MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,456 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 435 488
97 Write 272 411
126 Mixed 298 363
63.1 SusWrite 116 160
62.3% 280 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.75 4K Read 30.7 39.7
22.6 4K Write 65 90.1
4.69 4K Mixed 33.1 42.3
123% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
81.8 DQ Read 205 320
32.3 DQ Write 187 324
20.7 DQ Mixed 131 215
116% 174 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 242 74 79 76 79 MB/s
Read 454
Write 344
Mixed 305
SusWrite 154
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 37.5
130% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 119
97% 137 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 35 107 50 148 17 MB/s
Read 435
Write 412
Mixed 332
SusWrite 83.2
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 32.4
123% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 192
173% 261 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 266 73 75 74 78 MB/s
Read 472
Write 363
Mixed 319
SusWrite 154
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 35.7
118% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 116
97% 140 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03090004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 133 72 76 77 76 MB/s
Read 380
Write 326
Mixed 304
SusWrite 114
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 31.9
108% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 117
94% 131 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 114 111 50 64 40 MB/s
Read 456
Write 324
Mixed 171
SusWrite 97.6
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 15.5
4K Mixed 1.8
12% 6 MB/s
DQ Read 82.5
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 210
140% 163 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,417,292 SSDs tested.

Typical SA400M8240G 240GB Builds (Compare 51,358 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $443

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