Average Bench: 82.6% - 144th / 836

Based on 69 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Performance Pro

We really liked this drive when it was released back in Nov '11. It had great real world performance both with compressible and incompressible data and was powered by the Marvel 88S9174-BKK2 controller which had very few reported reliability issues. Back when the Performance Pro was released it was one of the fastest SSD's on the market and to this day is able to spar with the latest and greatest. With a real world speed index of 450.6 MB/s the Corsair currently lies just above the midway marker for real world performance and similarly for server orientated workloads the Performance Pro is just above average with its AS-SSD score of 892. These drives have been superseded by the Neutron series and the remaining available stock is significantly overpriced at 240 GBP. [Oct '12 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The Corsair Performance Pro 256GB averaged just 17.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 26.1MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 187MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 468 503
314 Write 396 419
262 Mixed 418 452
95.2% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 24.4 31.4
33.7 4K Write 60.3 88.6
12.1 4K Mixed 26.1 36.6
102% 36.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 DQ Read 187 290
56 DQ Write 197 268
10.5 DQ Mixed 62 91.4
82.5% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
154GB free
Firmware: 1.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 412
Mixed 450
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 36.4
129% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 89.2
115% 207 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 1.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 447
Write 400
Mixed 419
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 32.5
112% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 82.5
113% 206 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 1.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 407
Mixed 437
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 26.8
110% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 77.1
102% 185 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

Typical Performance Pro 256GB Builds (Compare 1,397 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - $137

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,199

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88S9174-BKK2. FLASH: Toshiba 32nm Toggle Mode MLC.

AS SSD Read/Write bench: 340/350...

Performance Pro Series SSDs tap into the power of the Marvell SATA 6 Gb/s controller for reliable performance across multiple platforms and PC configurations. With an impressive ATTO Max performance of up to 515MB/s Sequential Read and 440 MB/s Sequential Write, Performance Series Pro solid-state drives offer incredibly fast boot and application load times that will make you wonder why anybody still uses old-fashioned mechanical hard drives. This isn't just limited to files that can be compressed and decompressed on the fly — Performance Series Pro SSDs offer similar performance when reading and writing compressed and non-compressible data.

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Very good

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Average

4 years ago.

This was without a doubt the best consumer SATA drive available when it was released (based on reliability and incompressible data transfer speeds). The few faster drives used non standard interfaces. Dropped my rating due to the release of stronger and better priced competiton


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