Average Bench: 82.1% (438th of 1058)

Based on 296 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair Performance Pro

We really liked this drive when it was released back in Nov '11. It had great real world performance both with compressible and incompressible data and was powered by the Marvel 88S9174-BKK2 controller which had very few reported reliability issues. Back when the Performance Pro was released it was one of the fastest SSD's on the market and to this day is able to spar with the latest and greatest. With a real world speed index of 450.6 MB/s the Corsair currently lies just above the midway marker for real world performance and similarly for server orientated workloads the Performance Pro is just above average with its AS-SSD score of 892. These drives have been superseded by the Neutron series and the remaining available stock is significantly overpriced at 240 GBP. [Oct '12 SSDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The Corsair Performance Pro 256GB averaged just 17.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 121MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB is 41.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 336MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 337MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 296 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 441 503
248 Write 371 418
218 Mixed 337 451
222 SusWrite 336 394
83.4% 371 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 25.4 31.8
32.6 4K Write 60.6 87.8
14.3 4K Mixed 28.3 38.5
107% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 DQ Read 225 298
61.6 DQ Write 212 272
14.8 DQ Mixed 121 198
118% 186 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 303 364 374 335 304 MB/s
Read 437
Write 352
Mixed 289
SusWrite 343
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 34.2
124% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 184
164% 246 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 331 343 360 364 295 MB/s
Read 436
Write 193
Mixed 269
SusWrite 341
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 30.2
120% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 188
165% 246 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 320 361 357 308 356 MB/s
Read 442
Write 373
Mixed 282
SusWrite 344
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 28.2
116% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 185
164% 246 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,194,047 SSDs tested.

Typical Performance Pro 256GB Builds (Compare 17 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: Zoostorm 7870-3012B

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $808

Popular Performance Pro 256GB systems:

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 Comments

Controller: Marvell 88S9174-BKK2. FLASH: Toshiba 32nm Toggle Mode MLC

AS SSD Read/Write bench: 340/350...

Performance Pro Series SSDs tap into the power of the Marvell SATA 6 Gb/s controller for reliable performance across multiple platforms and PC configurations. With an impressive ATTO Max performance of up to 515MB/s Sequential Read and 440 MB/s Sequential Write, Performance Series Pro solid-state drives offer incredibly fast boot and application load times that will make you wonder why anybody still uses old-fashioned mechanical hard drives. This isn't just limited to files that can be compressed and decompressed on the fly — Performance Series Pro SSDs offer similar performance when reading and writing compressed and non-compressible data.

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Dec '11 AS SSD Benchmark Speed Test Result


Average

9 years ago.

This was without a doubt the best consumer SATA drive available when it was released (based on reliability and incompressible data transfer speeds). The few faster drives used non standard interfaces. Dropped my rating due to the release of stronger and better priced competiton


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