Average Bench: 75.5% (547th of 1058)

Based on 3,489 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SM2280S3G2120G

Good average bench

The Kingston SM2280S3G2120G 120GB averaged 24.5% 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 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.2MB/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 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 172MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,489 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 462 512
72.8 Write 172 199
115 Mixed 206 235
98.3 SusWrite 155 194
54.8% 249 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 26.6 31.6
37.1 4K Write 77.2 106
20.4 4K Mixed 31.7 37.7
122% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
223 DQ Read 300 320
67.9 DQ Write 164 198
58.3 DQ Mixed 120 136
119% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 183 111 147 154 151 MB/s
Read 450
Write 196
Mixed 219
SusWrite 155
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 25
97% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 132
128% 204 MB/s
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.V
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 100 89 80 76 74 MB/s
Read 476
Write 138
Mixed 134
SusWrite 90.6
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 34
130% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 64.2
DQ Mixed 38.3
32% 44.8 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 151 115 134 139 135 MB/s
Read 461
Write 193
Mixed 220
SusWrite 135
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 28.5
93% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 95
DQ Mixed 131
116% 180 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,197,023 SSDs tested.

Typical SM2280S3G2120G 120GB Builds (Compare 36,851 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $297

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