TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB M.2 SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the M.2 NVMe SSD KC3000 with 1TB (SKC3000S/1024G) from Kingston.
Score
7840
Price/GB
0,10 €


Technical data
Image KC3000
Manufacturer Kingston
Model number SKC3000S/1024G
Storage capacity 1024 GB (954 GiB)
Read speed 7000 MB/s
Write speed 6000 MB/s
Interface PCIe 4.0 x4
Connection M.2 2280
Memory module (NAND) TLC
DRAM Cache ✓ yes
TBW (Total Bytes Written) 800 Terabyte
Controller Phison PS5018-E18
Price ca. 99 USD (= 0,10 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
99 %
Write speed
89 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.


AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 7840 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
6105,04 MB/s
5628,25 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
77,27 MB/s
215,66 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
1972,30 MB/s
3056,26 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,017 ms
0,088 ms
Score
2660
3835
Total score
7840

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of September 03, 2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
1952,69 MB/s
1,18 s
Program
many small files
1155,20 MB/s
6,09 s
Game
small and large files
1806,27 MB/s
3,82 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Kingston SSDSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 7000MB/s and 6000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7361,56
6112,60
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3635,23
5474,83
RND4K
Q32T16
2584,67
3185,22
RND4K
Q1T1
68,13
241,80

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
7.020,50
5.829,40
SEQ1M
Q1T1
3.466,80
5.221,20
RND4K
Q32T16
631.023,00
777.642,00
RND4K
Q1T1
16.633,50
59.033,90

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1.138,73
1.369,94
SEQ1M
Q1T1
288,26
191,32
RND4K
Q32T16
808,91
650,35
RND4K
Q1T1
59,97
16,81

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Kingston M.2 SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the Kingston M.2 SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Kingston M.2 SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better. Unfortunately the tool does not work correctly from about 5,000 MB/s and no line (and partly wrong min and max data) is displayed.

SSD-Z TEST: Kingston KC3000 1TB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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