Average Bench: 79.6% (476th of 1058)

Based on 532 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SQ500S37480G

Good average bench

The Kingston SQ500S37480G 480GB averaged 20.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SQ500S37480G 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 144MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 263MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SQ500S37480G 480GB is 58.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SQ500S37480G 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 301MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 532 samples)
Min Avg Max
186 Read 349 426
96.1 Write 301 446
76.9 Mixed 289 373
113 SusWrite 339 461
71.9% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 26.1 33.1
14.9 4K Write 68 95.4
10.5 4K Mixed 30.3 40.1
114% 41.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 189 247
15.1 DQ Write 263 356
14.5 DQ Mixed 144 203
132% 199 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 469 461 469 470 472 MB/s
Read 384
Write 439
Mixed 304
SusWrite 468
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 37.5
148% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 164
153% 232 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1H5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 38 39 47 39 50 MB/s
Read 247
Write 96.2
Mixed 291
SusWrite 76.9
40% 178 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 29.9
114% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 128
120% 184 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 159 455 456 457 462 MB/s
Read 388
Write 435
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 335
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 14.2
4K Mixed 7.6
58% 16.3 MB/s
DQ Read 34.7
DQ Write 13.8
DQ Mixed 16.5
14% 21.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,170,732 SSDs tested.

Typical SQ500S37480G 480GB Builds (Compare 74,218 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $639

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