Average Bench: 123% (174th of 1058)

Based on 948 user benchmarks.  Model: CL1-3D256-Q11 NVMe SSSTC 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Cl1-3d256-q11 NVMe SSSTC 256GB averaged 23.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Cl1-3d256-q11 NVMe SSSTC 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 306MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,416MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Cl1-3d256-q11 NVMe SSSTC 256GB is 94.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Cl1-3d256-q11 NVMe SSSTC 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 258MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 18MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 948 samples)
Min Avg Max
717 Read 1,416 1,852
131 Write 770 1,157
234 Mixed 684 991
135 SusWrite 258 352
173% 782 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.7 4K Read 30.7 41
16.8 4K Write 78.2 135
7.4 4K Mixed 18 25.7
111% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
256 DQ Read 478 688
87.1 DQ Write 387 747
95.2 DQ Mixed 306 457
264% 390 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 22301116 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 246 403 220 203 197 MB/s
Read 1,777
Write 361
Mixed 490
SusWrite 260
156% 722 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 9
124% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 443
DQ Write 449
DQ Mixed 246
240% 379 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 22301116 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 966 218 230 203 229 229 MB/s
Read 1312
Write 1,032
Mixed 860
SusWrite 346
198% 888 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 17.1
74% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 689
DQ Write 664
DQ Mixed 413
383% 589 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 22301116 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 927 219 230 230 230 211 MB/s
Read 1,288
Write 948
Mixed 842
SusWrite 341
190% 855 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 16.9
72% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 692
DQ Write 589
DQ Mixed 408
369% 563 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 22301116 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 246 301 218 199 196 MB/s
Read 1,320
Write 673
Mixed 381
SusWrite 237
143% 653 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 21.6
113% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 417
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 191
167% 256 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 22301114 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 131 202 150 251 171 MB/s
Read 1,534
Write 31.6
Mixed 469
SusWrite 178
119% 553 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 4
68% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 444
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 78.8
149% 299 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 22301116 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 234 193 180 430 582 MB/s
Read 661
Write 119
Mixed 336
SusWrite 297
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 11.3
101% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 515
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 254
216% 326 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,050,992 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe SSSTC 256GB Builds (Compare 5,662 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 120%
UFO

System: Dell XPS 8940

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $780

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