Average Bench: 41.6% (923rd of 1058)

Based on 9 user benchmarks.  Model: S900-256

Below average average bench

The S900-256 256GB averaged 58.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 421MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the S900-256 256GB is 62.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the S900-256 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 3.07MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 11.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 421 474
15.1 Write 323 420
9.7 Mixed 176 345
35.2 SusWrite 120 417
57.6% 260 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.4 4K Read 24.4 38.4
2.6 4K Write 26.4 113
0.2 4K Mixed 3.07 15.5
54.9% 18 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 75 170
8.6 DQ Write 85.8 198
0.1 DQ Mixed 11.6 36.5
27.8% 57.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
230GB free
Firmware: FW210715
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 416 421 413 420 433 MB/s
Read 427
Write 404
Mixed 345
SusWrite 417
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 10
131% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 13.3
57% 127 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 9.3 23 18 53 19 MB/s
Read 471
Write 370
Mixed 318
SusWrite 57.5
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 13.8
4K Mixed 0.4
47% 13.4 MB/s
DQ Read 70.3
DQ Write 18
DQ Mixed 0.2
12% 29.5 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 5.8 3.3 112 5.1 14 MB/s
Read 306
Write 15.1
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 36.2
20% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 14
4K Mixed 0.4
50% 14 MB/s
DQ Read 64.7
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 36.5
53% 95.2 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 15 64 15 18 32 MB/s
Read 474
Write 398
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 52.8
51% 234 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 0.3
30% 8.63 MB/s
DQ Read 78
DQ Write 8
DQ Mixed 0
11% 28.7 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0128A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8 69 8.2 8.7 111 7.5 MB/s
Read 380
Write 362
Mixed 284
SusWrite 35.2
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.2
40% 9.63 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,018,803 SSDs tested.

Typical S900-256 256GB Builds (Compare 18,748 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MAX (MS-7B79)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $648

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