Average Bench: 220% (68th of 1040)

Based on 45,533 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA2000M8500G

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB averaged 120.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 316MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 725MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB is 149%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 842MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,533 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,106 Read 1,514 1,704
538 Write 1,357 1,766
125 Mixed 985 1,294
443 SusWrite 842 1,293
263% 1,174 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 53.8 67
45.5 4K Write 139 192
36.3 4K Mixed 73.4 93.5
249% 88.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
296 DQ Read 663 772
69 DQ Write 725 1049
116 DQ Mixed 316 352
342% 568 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 839 1730 1438 1077 619 538 MB/s
Read 1,664
Write 1,738
Mixed 1,285
SusWrite 1040
322% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 66.1
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 92.1
318% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 996
DQ Mixed 348
412% 704 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 866 1358 978 1177 1544 676 MB/s
Read 1,649
Write 1,627
Mixed 1,256
SusWrite 1,100
316% 1,408 MB/s
4K Read 57.9
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 79.7
266% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 1,041
DQ Mixed 348
418% 719 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1223 1392 929 1282 1290 876 MB/s
Read 1,617
Write 1,606
Mixed 1,239
SusWrite 1,165
316% 1,407 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 75
250% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 764
DQ Write 955
DQ Mixed 346
404% 688 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 698 533 541 542 541 543 MB/s
Read 1,608
Write 1,591
Mixed 546
SusWrite 566
240% 1,078 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 48.6
180% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 554
DQ Mixed 344
284% 398 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 703 539 536 536 537 537 MB/s
Read 1,339
Write 1490
Mixed 543
SusWrite 565
220% 984 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 53
208% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 566
DQ Mixed 327
278% 397 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 671 550 327 230 293 194 MB/s
Read 1,354
Write 761
Mixed 127
SusWrite 378
143% 655 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 39.7
126% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 70.2
DQ Mixed 117
103% 161 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,047,896 SSDs tested.

Typical SA2000M8500G 500GB Builds (Compare 59,147 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $123

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $802

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 Comments

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Excellent

14 months ago.

Deal  shop.bt.com/...

Kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD 500GB


Excellent

13 days ago.

Probably the best M.2 for the price. It seems to be buggy with Gigabytes RGB Fusion software and results in blue screens so make sure to uninstall it.


Excellent

8 months ago.

so fast


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