Average Bench: 63% (699th of 1018)

Based on 421 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A60G, KINGSTON SKC300S37A6

Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB averaged 36.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 93.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB is 35.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 60GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 103MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 421 samples)
Min Avg Max
294 Read 379 479
97.9 Write 123 137
131 Mixed 171 195
58.8 SusWrite 103 120
42.6% 194 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 27.8 36.8
35 4K Write 70.7 110
9.84 4K Mixed 30.8 44.9
119% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 110 141
77.1 DQ Write 119 137
12.2 DQ Mixed 93.9 132
76.4% 108 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 105 95 88 90 109 MB/s
Read 363
Write 120
Mixed 182
SusWrite 97.5
42% 191 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 44.6
162% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 112
88% 122 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,817,000 SSDs tested.

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Typical SSDNow KC300 60GB Builds (Compare 7,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $601

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