Average Bench: 65.6% (717th of 1058)

Based on 574 user benchmarks.  Model: 3 256GB SSD

Above average average bench

The 3 256GB SSD 256GB averaged 34.4% 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 24.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 223MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 3 256GB SSD 256GB is 62.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the 3 256GB SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 28.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 220MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 574 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 437 503
27.4 Write 319 431
19.5 Mixed 275 395
34.9 SusWrite 220 406
69.8% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 24.1 34.1
8.6 4K Write 62.5 111
0.4 4K Mixed 17.1 29
91.5% 34.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 DQ Read 141 217
12.8 DQ Write 223 331
0.4 DQ Mixed 28.8 50.2
64.8% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free
Firmware: S1127B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 374 375 366 366 364 MB/s
Read 460
Write 403
Mixed 361
SusWrite 371
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 19.9
107% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 37.3
84% 170 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0115A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 179 186 113 168 111 MB/s
Read 428
Write 362
Mixed 377
SusWrite 156
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 15.1
74% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 1
48% 115 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0519A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 89 16 48 19 44 MB/s
Read 492
Write 430
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 40.7
55% 251 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 75.4
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 0.5
48% 109 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1125A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 130 27 84 32 48 MB/s
Read 474
Write 274
Mixed 344
SusWrite 79.5
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 27.7
4K Mixed 0.8
46% 16.2 MB/s
DQ Read 22.2
DQ Write 13.2
DQ Mixed 0.8
5% 12.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,404,304 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 38,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $297

Popular 256GB SSD 256GB systems:

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