Average Bench: 58.9% - 500th / 836

Based on 134 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 41.0% 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 360MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 31.5%. 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 71MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 134 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 455 484
194 Write 350 428
156 Mixed 360 447
86.3% 388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.05 4K Read 13.4 20
13.6 4K Write 28.8 60.7
5.39 4K Mixed 11.9 20.7
50.7% 18 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.35 DQ Read 113 255
17.7 DQ Write 71 105
6.03 DQ Mixed 33.5 70.6
40.7% 72.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free
Firmware: CXM07A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 476
Write 393
Mixed 362
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 22.7
98% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 70
82% 147 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 352
Mixed 381
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 10.4
4K Write 22.4
4K Mixed 12.8
44% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 69.9
DQ Mixed 53.7
59% 103 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 467
Write 416
Mixed 445
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 22.5
4K Mixed 6.66
38% 13.5 MB/s
DQ Read 10.2
DQ Write 98.8
DQ Mixed 6.44
19% 38.5 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 413
Mixed 445
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 25.5
4K Mixed 7.25
40% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 10.8
DQ Write 22.5
DQ Mixed 7.66
8% 13.6 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,122,423 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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