Average Bench: 76% (521st of 1040)

more Based on 1,398 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 24.0% 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 220MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 240GB is 36.9%. 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 171MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 243MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 371 440
182 Write 243 280
208 Mixed 272 314
102 SusWrite 171 221
59% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 29 38.3
27.8 4K Write 71.9 113
21.1 4K Mixed 36.9 49.1
129% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
196 DQ Read 265 295
133 DQ Write 214 265
126 DQ Mixed 220 293
170% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
215GB free
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 183 213 224 222 215 MB/s
Read 403
Write 256
Mixed 303
SusWrite 211
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 49
173% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 268
199% 263 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 209 177 179 176 182 MB/s
Read 385
Write 244
Mixed 267
SusWrite 180
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 50.2
171% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 168
148% 222 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: BBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 223 200 196 204 206 MB/s
Read 431
Write 264
Mixed 294
SusWrite 212
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 38.6
129% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 40
87% 180 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 605ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 173 96 91 84 101 MB/s
Read 346
Write 246
Mixed 278
SusWrite 117
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 29.2
95% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 292
208% 266 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 201 208 164 201 214 MB/s
Read 409
Write 281
Mixed 319
SusWrite 198
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 28.4
94% 22.2 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 240GB Builds (Compare 2,970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: HP Z400 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $148

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