Average Bench: 53.3% (853rd of 1058)

Based on 677 user benchmarks.  Model: 256GB QLC SATA SSD

Average average bench

The 256gb QLC SATA SSD 256GB averaged 46.7% 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 23.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 446MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 256gb QLC SATA SSD 256GB is 66.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the 256gb QLC SATA SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 17.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 73.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 677 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 446 500
140 Write 353 422
9.12 Mixed 218 372
33.2 SusWrite 161 415
65.5% 294 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.98 4K Read 23.1 31
5.37 4K Write 48 115
0.1 4K Mixed 10.4 26.5
73.8% 27.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.2 DQ Read 73.6 95.8
9.62 DQ Write 154 338
0.3 DQ Mixed 17.1 39
40.5% 81.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 422 432 436 440 439 MB/s
Read 509
Write 441
Mixed 373
SusWrite 431
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 26.9
136% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 103
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 39.7
82% 158 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 187 20 83 19 19 MB/s
Read 508
Write 424
Mixed 350
SusWrite 129
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 27.2
139% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 82.2
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 41.8
75% 140 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 89 42 83 18 16 MB/s
Read 502
Write 429
Mixed 360
SusWrite 54.4
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 26.6
140% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 64.7
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 38.7
76% 145 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 239 319 343 329 373 MB/s
Read 419
Write 382
Mixed 295
SusWrite 318
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 19.8
89% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 81
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 38.3
70% 131 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: S0918A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 17 58 20 18 11 MB/s
Read 476
Write 408
Mixed 339
SusWrite 47
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 0.2
103% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 88.7
DQ Write 7.2
DQ Mixed 0.2
12% 32 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0918A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 3.3 6.7 53 17 20 MB/s
Read 443
Write 312
Mixed 20
SusWrite 45
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 15.6
4K Mixed 0.4
32% 10.5 MB/s
DQ Read 73.4
DQ Write 16.3
DQ Mixed 0.4
12% 30 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,076,397 SSDs tested.

Typical QLC SATA SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 67,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $549

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