Average Bench: 59.2% (508th of 850)

Based on 164 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 40.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 455MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 363MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 33.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Apple SM256E 251GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 70.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 164 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 455 485
206 Write 352 428
181 Mixed 363 447
86.7% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.95 4K Read 13.5 21
11.8 4K Write 29.3 61.2
5.52 4K Mixed 11.9 21.2
51.2% 18.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.45 DQ Read 112 255
18.5 DQ Write 70.8 105
6 DQ Mixed 34.4 70.7
41% 72.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
21GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 470
Write 380
Mixed 411
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 7.98
44% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 11.8
DQ Write 93
DQ Mixed 7.99
19% 37.6 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 470
Write 402
Mixed 415
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 25.4
4K Mixed 5.33
36% 13.7 MB/s
DQ Read 8.97
DQ Write 58.9
DQ Mixed 5.43
13% 24.4 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 392
Write 238
Mixed 324
70% 318 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 16
57% 18.9 MB/s
DQ Read 13.2
DQ Write 96
DQ Mixed 8.02
20% 39.1 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 388
Write 217
Mixed 296
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 21.9
4K Mixed 6.39
36% 12.9 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 22.9
DQ Mixed 6.18
36% 87.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,840,484 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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