Average Bench: 53.7% (849th of 1058)

Based on 587 user benchmarks.  Model: 256GB QLC SATA SSD

Average average bench

The 256gb QLC SATA SSD 256GB averaged 46.2% 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 23.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 445MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 256gb QLC SATA SSD 256GB is 66%. 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 16.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 73.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 587 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 445 484
139 Write 352 420
9.29 Mixed 221 369
33.4 SusWrite 169 413
66% 297 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.2 4K Read 23.2 30.9
5.45 4K Write 47.6 115
0.1 4K Mixed 10.3 26.3
73.6% 27.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.2 DQ Read 73.7 97
9.65 DQ Write 152 338
0.3 DQ Mixed 16.9 37.9
40.1% 80.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 397 391 401 401 400 MB/s
Read 511
Write 374
Mixed 353
SusWrite 397
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 26.9
140% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 39.4
82% 160 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 377 386 385 389 390 MB/s
Read 456
Write 380
Mixed 353
SusWrite 372
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 24.7
112% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 77
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 39.3
63% 115 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 371 376 384 384 381 MB/s
Read 433
Write 372
Mixed 357
SusWrite 367
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 24
112% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 78.8
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 39.1
63% 116 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 398 396 16 60 43 MB/s
Read 388
Write 366
Mixed 293
SusWrite 217
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 23.8
118% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 81.6
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 37.6
78% 151 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: S0918A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 55 20 19 18 20 MB/s
Read 482
Write 418
Mixed 20
SusWrite 80.2
55% 250 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 17.3
4K Mixed 0.5
47% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 61.6
DQ Write 16.3
DQ Mixed 0.4
10% 26.1 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 18 12 6.9 19 14 MB/s
Read 467
Write 403
Mixed 333
SusWrite 38.7
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 14.7
4K Mixed 0.4
54% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 60.4
DQ Write 19.3
DQ Mixed 0.4
11% 26.7 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0918A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 8.7 7.2 10 4.3 7 MB/s
Read 482
Write 372
Mixed 330
SusWrite 40.8
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 12.8 MB/s
DQ Read 86.5
DQ Write 10.4
DQ Mixed 0.3
12% 32.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,167,223 SSDs tested.

Typical QLC SATA SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 61,646 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 - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $551

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