Average Bench: 59.1% (502nd of 848)

Based on 146 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 456MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 360MB/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 70.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 146 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 456 486
204 Write 351 428
164 Mixed 360 447
86.5% 389 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.42 4K Read 13.6 20.9
15.4 4K Write 29.2 61.1
5.64 4K Mixed 11.9 20.9
51.3% 18.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.45 DQ Read 110 255
17.8 DQ Write 70.1 105
6.06 DQ Mixed 33.7 70.7
40.4% 71.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free
Firmware: DXM02A0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 395
Mixed 342
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 22
129% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 35.1
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 21.4
31% 55 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: DXM02A0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 424
Mixed 444
103% 462 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 41.4
4K Mixed 15.3
70% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 38.4
DQ Mixed 68.6
67% 113 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 483
Write 400
Mixed 399
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 26.9
4K Mixed 14.8
54% 18.4 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 96
DQ Mixed 70.7
79% 137 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 484
Write 398
Mixed 319
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 27.8
4K Mixed 15.8
55% 18.9 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 95.3
DQ Mixed 64.7
72% 125 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 398
Mixed 420
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 21.7
4K Mixed 15.8
52% 17 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 85.5
DQ Mixed 52.7
57% 98 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 427
Mixed 428
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 24.9
4K Mixed 7.26
40% 14.6 MB/s
DQ Read 11
DQ Write 21.6
DQ Mixed 7.14
8% 13.3 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: CXM07A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 375
Write 309
Mixed 259
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 13.9
72% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 22.2
DQ Write 53.6
DQ Mixed 14.2
18% 30 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: DXM02A0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 206
Mixed 252
69% 315 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 9.73
52% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 15.6
DQ Write 30.7
DQ Mixed 42.3
27% 29.5 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: CXM07A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 302
Write 262
Mixed 238
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 29.2
4K Mixed 12
55% 19.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19.6
DQ Write 43.9
DQ Mixed 12
15% 25.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,393,235 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 181 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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