Average Bench: 59.4% (506th of 853)

Based on 177 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 40.6% 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 456MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 364MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 31.7%. 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 72.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 177 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 456 485
205 Write 353 427
200 Mixed 364 448
86.9% 391 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.01 4K Read 13.5 21
14.3 4K Write 29.4 61.6
5.57 4K Mixed 12 21.1
51.4% 18.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.47 DQ Read 112 255
18.3 DQ Write 72.8 105
5.94 DQ Mixed 33.7 70.5
41% 72.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
144GB free
Firmware: 9A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 356
Mixed 449
95% 426 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 19.8
76% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 96.1
DQ Mixed 68.9
76% 131 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 463
Write 415
Mixed 348
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 11.9
61% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 17.3
DQ Write 96
DQ Mixed 11.5
22% 41.6 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 394
Mixed 443
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 24.3
4K Mixed 7.11
39% 14.2 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 99.2
DQ Mixed 6.92
49% 117 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 460
Write 375
Mixed 369
89% 401 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 9.26
46% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 11.1
DQ Write 96.3
DQ Mixed 6.87
19% 38.1 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 393
Write 214
Mixed 264
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 25.7
4K Mixed 6.75
40% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 11.3
DQ Write 92.2
DQ Mixed 7.01
19% 36.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,285,774 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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