We like PCMark's Storage 2.0 benchmark module for its real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark
offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video and photo editing with Adobe
applications, we are comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.
The Kingston KC2000 put up some good numbers in the trace-based PCMark tests. In terms of application load times, bandwidth, and the overall score, the KC2000 finishes near the top of the pack, besting the Samsung SSD 970 EVO and WD Black SN750.