Average Bench: 75% (558th of 1058)

Based on 3,659 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SM2280S3G2120G

Good average bench

The Kingston SM2280S3G2120G 120GB averaged 24.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SM2280S3G2120G 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 76.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SM2280S3G2120G 120GB is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SM2280S3G2120G 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 172MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,659 samples)
Min Avg Max
365 Read 460 512
79.5 Write 172 199
117 Mixed 205 234
94.4 SusWrite 153 194
54.6% 248 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 26.5 31.7
36.9 4K Write 76.9 107
20 4K Mixed 31.5 37.8
121% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
222 DQ Read 298 320
72.1 DQ Write 164 198
52.2 DQ Mixed 119 136
118% 193 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.V
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 193 195 194 196 196 MB/s
Read 510
Write 196
Mixed 233
SusWrite 194
62% 283 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 35
141% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 132
132% 216 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 174 192 182 146 151 MB/s
Read 501
Write 196
Mixed 225
SusWrite 171
60% 273 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 35.7
138% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 135
132% 214 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 150 145 143 119 108 MB/s
Read 477
Write 196
Mixed 229
SusWrite 142
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 31.9
118% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 130
128% 208 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 118 94 87 89 94 MB/s
Read 374
Write 174
Mixed 225
SusWrite 103
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 33.6
130% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 133
131% 213 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 83 86 77 82 74 MB/s
Read 400
Write 106
Mixed 153
SusWrite 84.5
41% 186 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 30
104% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 122
118% 192 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 83 66 77 76 72 MB/s
Read 433
Write 90.5
Mixed 226
SusWrite 84.1
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 49.1
4K Mixed 27.3
93% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 25.1
DQ Write 59.9
DQ Mixed 28.3
26% 37.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,076,397 SSDs tested.

Typical SM2280S3G2120G 120GB Builds (Compare 40,907 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297

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