Average Bench: 59.3% (517th of 859)

Based on 193 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 40.7% 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 31.3%. 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 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 193 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 456 485
205 Write 352 427
205 Mixed 364 447
86.9% 391 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.08 4K Read 13.4 20.6
14.3 4K Write 29.1 60.8
5.72 4K Mixed 12 20.8
51.1% 18.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.57 DQ Read 113 254
18.6 DQ Write 72.8 105
6 DQ Mixed 34.3 70.4
41.4% 73.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 418
Mixed 346
92% 414 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 24.7
4K Mixed 16.1
52% 17.6 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 94.5
DQ Mixed 68.7
74% 127 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 331
Mixed 353
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 43.8
4K Mixed 18.8
75% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 62.2
DQ Write 47.5
DQ Mixed 28.7
29% 46.1 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 471
Write 416
Mixed 428
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 7.99
42% 15.4 MB/s
DQ Read 15.8
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 56
44% 58.3 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 344
Mixed 394
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 21.6
4K Mixed 15.2
48% 16.1 MB/s
DQ Read 101
DQ Write 82.1
DQ Mixed 52.2
50% 78.4 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: CXM07A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 461
Write 386
Mixed 420
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 24.6
4K Mixed 6.29
37% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 90.5
DQ Write 88.8
DQ Mixed 6.12
28% 61.8 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 438
Write 277
Mixed 308
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 27.2
4K Mixed 9.42
48% 16.9 MB/s
DQ Read 13
DQ Write 66.3
DQ Mixed 10.8
17% 30 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 431
Write 293
Mixed 328
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 32.7
4K Mixed 7.31
48% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 14.7
DQ Write 36.9
DQ Mixed 7.8
11% 19.8 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 437
Write 151
Mixed 213
58% 267 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 23.5
4K Mixed 10.2
45% 15.5 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 51.7
DQ Mixed 35.7
52% 101 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,856,388 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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