Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,940 user samples
34,940 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 507% 801GB free
Poor bench: 275% 254GB free
Poor: 275% Great: 507%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
402 % 536 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2401 MB/s 4,096 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+71%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
3736 MB/s 4,572 MB/s Faster write speed.
+22%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
71 MB/s 82.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
190 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
2900 MB/s 3,131 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
101 MB/s 104 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
2306 MB/s 3,179 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+38%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
3157 MB/s 5,696 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+80%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
4833 MB/s 6,147 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+27%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
98.3 MB/s 191 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+95%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
312 MB/s 359 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+15%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
3584 MB/s 4,216 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
146 MB/s 184 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+26%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
2861 MB/s 4,571 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+60%
Market Share
Based on 76,390,743 SSDs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 68.2 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % Much higher market share.
+54%
0.44 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+80%
216 USD
Value
Value For Money
128 % 204 % Much better value.
+59%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
2156 MB/s 2,311 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+7%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1727 MB/s 1,906 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1941 MB/s 2,094 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1534 MB/s 1710 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+11%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1150 MB/s 1,257 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1349 MB/s 1,485 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
Age
Newest
20 Months 15.4 Months More recent.
+29%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
6,510 Pts 7,606 Pts Stronger server IO.
+17%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB   —
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