Average Bench: 228% (53rd of 1016)

Based on 4,742 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA2000M8500G

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB averaged 128.0% 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 325MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 784MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB is 141%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 705MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 895MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,742 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,154 Read 1,542 1,704
492 Write 1,411 1,761
120 Mixed 705 1,291
446 SusWrite 895 1,310
254% 1,138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.1 4K Read 55.1 66.3
62.1 4K Write 141 186
40.6 4K Mixed 75.2 92.1
255% 90.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
295 DQ Read 680 770
174 DQ Write 784 1,061
120 DQ Mixed 325 351
357% 596 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1681 1738 1434 1366 775 545 MB/s
Read 1,713
Write 1,774
Mixed 274
SusWrite 1,257
280% 1,254 MB/s
4K Read 66.2
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 92.1
316% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 762
DQ Write 989
DQ Mixed 348
409% 699 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1717 1744 1246 1392 627 538 MB/s
Read 1,687
Write 1,766
Mixed 1,296
SusWrite 1,211
335% 1,490 MB/s
4K Read 61.3
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 81.4
273% 95.1 MB/s
DQ Read 747
DQ Write 872
DQ Mixed 349
391% 656 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1592 1512 783 1346 1002 537 MB/s
Read 1,656
Write 1,670
Mixed 1,261
SusWrite 1,129
321% 1,429 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 75.7
250% 84.8 MB/s
DQ Read 754
DQ Write 555
DQ Mixed 348
343% 552 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1371 1642 1675 816 698 550 MB/s
Read 1,712
Write 1,688
Mixed 236
SusWrite 1,125
266% 1,190 MB/s
4K Read 66.2
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 79
254% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 749
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 246
254% 427 MB/s
302GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 651 890 1107 1333 1339 1128 MB/s
Read 1,384
Write 1161
Mixed 106
SusWrite 1,075
207% 931 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 45.4
146% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 367
278% 372 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical SA2000M8500G 500GB Builds (Compare 12,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $775

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