Average Bench: 77.9% (473rd of 1026)

Based on 400 user benchmarks.  Model: 3 480GB SSD

Good average bench

The 3 480GB SSD 480GB averaged 22.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the 3 480GB SSD 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 268MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 3 480GB SSD 480GB is 52.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the 3 480GB SSD 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 163MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 43.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 400 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 448 508
217 Write 362 428
53.5 Mixed 323 393
76.4 SusWrite 314 423
81.1% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 25.2 36.3
17.3 4K Write 79.4 114
1.4 4K Mixed 20.4 31
106% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
59.1 DQ Read 163 318
25.9 DQ Write 268 334
1.2 DQ Mixed 43.9 116
81.7% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1230A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 349 350 373 380 381 MB/s
Read 467
Write 388
Mixed 368
SusWrite 367
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 27.2
129% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 47.3
81% 155 MB/s
291GB free
Firmware: T0311A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 369 399 398 397 407 MB/s
Read 416
Write 336
Mixed 322
SusWrite 395
83% 367 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 23.1
120% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 38.1
96% 200 MB/s
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1230A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 95 42 42 35 33 MB/s
Read 491
Write 425
Mixed 389
SusWrite 89.3
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 31
148% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 45.8
90% 175 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0311A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 95 97 77 85 87 MB/s
Read 506
Write 396
Mixed 379
SusWrite 139
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 25.2
125% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 35.9
86% 174 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1230A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 368 369 366 367 369 MB/s
Read 442
Write 375
Mixed 353
SusWrite 370
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 39.6
4K Mixed 19.5
78% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 47.8
89% 172 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,622,675 SSDs tested.

Typical 480GB SSD 480GB Builds (Compare 48,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $448

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