Average Bench: 68.3% (429th of 929)

Based on 619 user benchmarks.  Model: Patriot Spark

Above average average bench

The Patriot Spark 256GB averaged 31.7% 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 25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 62.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Patriot Spark 256GB is 46.2%. 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 11.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 8.25MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 619 samples)
Min Avg Max
275 Read 412 505
62.2 Write 352 462
163 Mixed 412 488
87.4% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 25 35.2
12.8 4K Write 62.8 93.9
1.63 4K Mixed 8.25 10.9
81.7% 32 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 155 302
14 DQ Write 177 328
5.18 DQ Mixed 11.3 17.5
51.2% 114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
213GB free
Firmware: SBFM50.8 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 479
Write 403
Mixed 435
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 8.43
98% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 15.2
56% 113 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: SBFM51.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 436
Write 441
Mixed 467
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 10.9
88% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 9.51
56% 128 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: SBFM71.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 291
Write 436
Mixed 479
91% 402 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 8.18
93% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 19.1
DQ Mixed 1.79
28% 71.1 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: SBFM21.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 351
Write 189
Mixed 16.9
40% 186 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 11.2
4K Mixed 0.33
7% 3.95 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 14.3
DQ Mixed 3.1
7% 15 MB/s
619 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,222,865 SSDs tested.

Typical Spark 256GB Builds (Compare 2,625 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 (MS-7752)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $655

Popular Spark 256GB compatible motherboards:

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