Average Bench: 67.5% (525th of 956)

Based on 659 user benchmarks.  Model: Patriot Spark

Above average average bench

The Patriot Spark 256GB averaged 32.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 63.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Patriot Spark 256GB is 49.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Patriot Spark 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 121MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 28.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 659 samples)
Min Avg Max
262 Read 410 505
61.9 Write 341 464
139 Mixed 393 488
26.3 SusWrite 121 388
70.8% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.17 4K Read 24.8 35.5
11.3 4K Write 63.2 97.8
1.1 4K Mixed 10.7 31.3
84.6% 32.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 162 302
16.3 DQ Write 185 333
4.83 DQ Mixed 28.3 185
61.6% 125 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 102 105 104 106 107 MB/s
Read 439
Write 314
Mixed 323
SusWrite 126
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 31.9
135% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 205
183% 274 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,570,448 SSDs tested.

Typical Spark 256GB Builds (Compare 3,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 24%

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $199

Popular Spark 256GB systems:

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