Average Bench: 83% (253rd of 955)

Based on 135 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 These drives have been superseded by the Neutron series and the remaining available stock is significantly overpriced at 240 GBP.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 17.0% 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 24.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 26.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB is 40.9%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 365MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 135 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 470 505
263 Write 393 419
261 Mixed 417 454
345 SusWrite 365 390
92.5% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 24.9 31.4
33.7 4K Write 61 90.2
13.1 4K Mixed 26.5 37.5
104% 37.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 185 293
47.8 DQ Write 195 267
11.3 DQ Mixed 64.6 92.4
83.2% 148 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
65GB free
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 363 381 350 355 379 MB/s
Read 475
Write 388
Mixed 300
SusWrite 359
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 36.2
130% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 107
126% 219 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 396 398 385 382 384 MB/s
Read 407
Write 372
Mixed 282
SusWrite 390
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 32.6
120% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 197
169% 250 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 362 296 362 325 353 MB/s
Read 443
Write 372
Mixed 283
SusWrite 345
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 31.3
116% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 196
168% 249 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,531,488 SSDs tested.

Typical Performance Pro 256GB Builds (Compare 1,247 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPower (MS-7751) - $444

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,653

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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

5 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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