Average Bench: 77.8% (242nd of 885)

Based on 6 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0256F

Good average bench

The Apple SM0256F 251GB averaged 22.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Apple SM0256F 251GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 479MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 457MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0256F 251GB is 29.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Apple SM0256F 251GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6 samples)
Min Avg Max
383 Read 497 605
360 Write 457 585
316 Mixed 479 609
107% 477 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.33 4K Read 19.5 29.3
22.1 4K Write 39.4 56.1
11 4K Mixed 23.3 36.7
80.3% 27.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.31 DQ Read 114 234
27.7 DQ Write 118 208
10.2 DQ Mixed 56.7 92.3
58.9% 96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,626,618 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0256F 251GB Builds (Compare 14 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Apple MacBookPro11,2

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  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
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