Average Bench: 69.2% (347th of 873)

Based on 446 user benchmarks.  Model: Patriot Spark

Above average average bench

The Patriot Spark 256GB averaged 30.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 63.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Patriot Spark 256GB is 44.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Patriot Spark 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 11.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 8.59MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 446 samples)
Min Avg Max
276 Read 420 506
62.7 Write 357 445
147 Mixed 412 487
88.4% 396 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 25.7 35.4
13.6 4K Write 63.1 99.5
4.53 4K Mixed 8.59 11.1
83.3% 32.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 DQ Read 148 304
15.3 DQ Write 177 327
4.67 DQ Mixed 11.1 17.7
50.4% 112 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
161GB free
Firmware: SBFM10.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 501
Write 433
Mixed 466
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 10.9
119% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 11.1
90% 208 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: SBFM10.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 502
Write 40.6
Mixed 429
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 8.22
115% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 11.2
67% 147 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: SBFM21.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 472
Write 472
Mixed 488
107% 477 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 1.28
45% 11.7 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: SBFM50.8 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 357
Write 330
Mixed 148
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 5.45
52% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 90.5
DQ Write 68.3
DQ Mixed 14.2
28% 57.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,185,037 SSDs tested.

Typical Spark 256GB Builds (Compare 1,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 63%
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 (MS-7752)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $781

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