Average Bench: 59.6% (515th of 862)

Based on 213 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 40.4% 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 367MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 34%. 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 73.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 213 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 456 485
207 Write 354 427
207 Mixed 367 447
87.2% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.08 4K Read 13.5 21.7
14.3 4K Write 29.7 65.3
5.72 4K Mixed 12 21.2
51.6% 18.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.57 DQ Read 112 255
18.6 DQ Write 73.4 106
6 DQ Mixed 34.7 70.8
41.6% 73.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 412
Mixed 439
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 23.6
103% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 64.3
80% 147 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 467
Write 373
Mixed 374
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 13.9
48% 16.7 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 94
DQ Mixed 62.6
70% 123 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 463
Write 380
Mixed 423
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 26.4
4K Mixed 9.06
47% 16.5 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 97.8
DQ Mixed 8.12
34% 76.7 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 410
Mixed 442
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 29.5
4K Mixed 8.52
44% 16.6 MB/s
DQ Read 14.4
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 8.87
22% 42.2 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 458
Write 411
Mixed 436
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 31.1
4K Mixed 6.78
46% 17.3 MB/s
DQ Read 11.3
DQ Write 86.6
DQ Mixed 9.13
19% 35.7 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 456
Write 296
Mixed 312
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 25.4
4K Mixed 8.85
43% 15.4 MB/s
DQ Read 15.6
DQ Write 46.2
DQ Mixed 8.77
13% 23.5 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 436
Write 323
Mixed 320
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 22.5
4K Mixed 6.04
35% 12.9 MB/s
DQ Read 11.3
DQ Write 21.2
DQ Mixed 56
31% 29.5 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 461
Write 269
Mixed 252
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 22.8
4K Mixed 6.57
38% 13.6 MB/s
DQ Read 9.77
DQ Write 76.4
DQ Mixed 6.92
16% 31 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,465,714 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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