Average Bench: 81.6% (349th of 980)

Based on 167 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 These drives have been superseded by the Neutron series and the remaining available stock is significantly overpriced at 240 GBP.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]

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Very good average bench

The Corsair Performance Pro 256GB averaged just 18.3% 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 82.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB is 44.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair Performance Pro 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 195MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 331MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 167 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 454 504
270 Write 384 419
220 Mixed 387 454
214 SusWrite 331 399
87.4% 389 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 24.7 31.4
32.9 4K Write 59.8 89.5
13.3 4K Mixed 26.6 37.5
103% 37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 195 294
52.8 DQ Write 198 268
11.7 DQ Mixed 82.6 195
93.5% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 357 317 349 348 304 MB/s
Read 347
Write 352
Mixed 244
SusWrite 335
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 31.8
122% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 161
142% 214 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 256 253 255 256 255 MB/s
Read 314
Write 330
Mixed 232
SusWrite 252
64% 282 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 26.3
92% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 109
94% 141 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,457,545 SSDs tested.

Typical Performance Pro 256GB Builds (Compare 1,419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPower (MS-7751) - $444

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,716

Popular Performance Pro 256GB compatible motherboards:

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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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Average

6 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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