Average Bench: 212% (80th of 1058)

Based on 53,523 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SA2000M8500G

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB averaged 111.9% 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 694MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SA2000M8500G 500GB is 152%. 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 806MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,523 samples)
Min Avg Max
1034 Read 1,475 1,695
491 Write 1,296 1,754
123 Mixed 928 1,292
432 SusWrite 806 1,303
252% 1,126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 51.7 66.6
44.7 4K Write 134 189
33.5 4K Mixed 69.9 91.7
239% 85.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
294 DQ Read 633 771
68.2 DQ Write 694 1,043
113 DQ Mixed 314 353
333% 547 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1641 1631 1665 1679 914 520 MB/s
Read 1,646
Write 1,518
Mixed 1,238
SusWrite 1,342
323% 1,436 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 80
277% 99.6 MB/s
DQ Read 767
DQ Write 730
DQ Mixed 339
367% 612 MB/s
421GB free
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1351 1341 1355 960 631 536 MB/s
Read 1,695
Write 1,347
Mixed 1,174
SusWrite 1029
294% 1,311 MB/s
4K Read 67.5
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 92.4
318% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 766
DQ Write 760
DQ Mixed 348
375% 624 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1226 1304 887 548 614 557 MB/s
Read 1,688
Write 1,700
Mixed 1,280
SusWrite 856
310% 1,381 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 89
308% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 986
DQ Mixed 354
414% 706 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1316 1667 689 1436 624 1056 MB/s
Read 1,109
Write 895
Mixed 760
SusWrite 1,131
219% 974 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 80.9
276% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 743
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 334
386% 656 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 569 165 368 493 509 546 MB/s
Read 1,588
Write 1,629
Mixed 249
SusWrite 442
217% 977 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 72.7
254% 91.1 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 672
DQ Mixed 235
309% 559 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 619 140 375 126 181 186 MB/s
Read 1,278
Write 569
Mixed 427
SusWrite 271
140% 636 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 66.6
214% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 616
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 335
301% 460 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,717,257 SSDs tested.

Typical SA2000M8500G 500GB Builds (Compare 68,904 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $823

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 Comments

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Excellent

17 months ago.

Deal  shop.bt.com/...

Kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD 500GB


Excellent

3 months 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

10 months ago.

so fast


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