Average Bench: 76.7% (526th of 1058)

more Based on 1,936 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A240G, KINGSTON SKC300TS37A240G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A2, KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A240G

Good average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 240GB averaged 23.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SSDNow KC300 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 223MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 240GB is 39.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 170MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 241MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,936 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 375 450
189 Write 241 277
210 Mixed 269 312
100 SusWrite 170 227
58.9% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 29.3 38.2
31 4K Write 74.1 112
21.9 4K Mixed 37.4 49
132% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
206 DQ Read 264 295
154 DQ Write 216 266
147 DQ Mixed 223 293
172% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 247 238 214 225 219 MB/s
Read 396
Write 265
Mixed 286
SusWrite 223
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 47.4
150% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 300
212% 268 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 192 205 125 73 79 MB/s
Read 411
Write 252
Mixed 289
SusWrite 148
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 45.1
168% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 163
142% 210 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 111 117 76 21 30 MB/s
Read 296
Write 246
Mixed 260
SusWrite 84.7
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 41.7
152% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 203
153% 207 MB/s
221GB free
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 235 219 209 218 209 MB/s
Read 321
Write 249
Mixed 262
SusWrite 218
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 42.4
4K Mixed 27.5
92% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 163
145% 219 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 240GB Builds (Compare 5,796 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
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System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $500

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