Average Bench: 107% (220th of 1058)

Based on 2,705 user benchmarks.  Model: KINGSTON SKC600256G

Outstanding average bench

The Kingston SKC600256G 256GB averaged 6.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingston SKC600256G 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 237MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SKC600256G 256GB is 55%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston SKC600256G 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 375MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 397MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,705 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 467 514
290 Write 413 475
316 Mixed 397 440
276 SusWrite 375 464
92.9% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 38.1 48
36.8 4K Write 83 116
28.6 4K Mixed 49.9 64.4
166% 57 MB/s
Min Avg Max
210 DQ Read 310 362
122 DQ Write 303 359
121 DQ Mixed 237 266
197% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S4500105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 447 466 464 462 470 MB/s
Read 512
Write 472
Mixed 430
SusWrite 455
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 58.6
196% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 259
213% 303 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: S4200102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 457 458 458 455 457 MB/s
Read 470
Write 406
Mixed 410
SusWrite 457
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 54.3
178% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 265
222% 320 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S4200102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 402 410 430 449 452 MB/s
Read 495
Write 446
Mixed 428
SusWrite 416
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 50.4
167% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 262
220% 319 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S4200102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 357 374 352 363 364 MB/s
Read 439
Write 380
Mixed 358
SusWrite 350
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 47.1
160% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 260
217% 313 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S4500107
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 415 418 428 244 204 MB/s
Read 475
Write 447
Mixed 412
SusWrite 354
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 41.3
131% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 260
215% 305 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,494,689 SSDs tested.

Typical SKC600256G 256GB Builds (Compare 64,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $535

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