Average Bench: 66% (706th of 1058)

Based on 566 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A6

Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB averaged 33.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB is 28.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 102MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 566 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 364 434
103 Write 126 137
147 Mixed 176 198
57.6 SusWrite 102 119
42.3% 192 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 29 36.6
36.5 4K Write 74.6 109
23.7 4K Mixed 35.5 44.8
129% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
81.9 DQ Read 120 141
101 DQ Write 124 137
83.8 DQ Mixed 110 134
86.1% 118 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 102 95 98 107 97 MB/s
Read 393
Write 136
Mixed 171
SusWrite 101
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 48.4
177% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 109
87% 121 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 524ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 67 83 96 75 87 MB/s
Read 315
Write 130
Mixed 185
SusWrite 80.7
39% 178 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 29.2
99% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 106
82% 111 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,153,610 SSDs tested.


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Typical SSDNow KC300 60GB Builds (Compare 6,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 9010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $437

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