Average Bench: 76.8% (486th of 1016)

more Based on 1,158 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 220MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 240GB is 39.7%. 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 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 244MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,158 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 373 434
193 Write 244 281
210 Mixed 270 316
95.6 SusWrite 168 233
58.9% 264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 29.5 38
33.7 4K Write 75 117
21.3 4K Mixed 37.7 49.4
133% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
162 DQ Read 259 295
133 DQ Write 213 262
103 DQ Mixed 220 294
169% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 137 130 145 146 151 MB/s
Read 364
Write 277
Mixed 320
SusWrite 146
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 48.6
171% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 274
204% 270 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 209 198 160 179 160 MB/s
Read 356
Write 269
Mixed 286
SusWrite 180
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 44.3
160% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 280
208% 273 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 203 204 210 189 206 MB/s
Read 383
Write 256
Mixed 281
SusWrite 204
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 33
108% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 268
196% 256 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 180 203 225 231 223 MB/s
Read 362
Write 251
Mixed 248
SusWrite 211
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 28.5
94% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 246
186% 249 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 119 24 115 174 64 MB/s
Read 348
Write 277
Mixed 276
SusWrite 123
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 41.3
4K Mixed 26
86% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 292
209% 268 MB/s
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Typical SSDNow KC300 240GB Builds (Compare 8,427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 17%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $454

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