Average Bench: 61.9% (765th of 1058)

Based on 534 user benchmarks.  Model: HX256GSSDSATA3

Above average average bench

The HX256GSSDSATA3 256GB averaged 38.1% 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-64Thread Write Speed 220MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 20.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HX256GSSDSATA3 256GB is 51.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HX256GSSDSATA3 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 122MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 12.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 534 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 421 492
52.1 Write 281 400
23.2 Mixed 233 368
25.3 SusWrite 250 390
66.2% 296 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.6 4K Read 20.9 28.9
13.8 4K Write 54.9 104
0.7 4K Mixed 12.3 23.6
76.5% 29.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 DQ Read 122 173
5.82 DQ Write 220 327
0.96 DQ Mixed 37.1 75.7
66% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free
Firmware: FW200918
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 339 349 333 367 369 MB/s
Read 458
Write 370
Mixed 340
SusWrite 339
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 9.9
76% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 15.1
64% 138 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q042
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 358 377 382 385 393 MB/s
Read 427
Write 366
Mixed 222
SusWrite 365
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 12.5
73% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 21.6
DQ Write 51.8
DQ Mixed 12.7
16% 28.7 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0421B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 217 224 218 224 225 MB/s
Read 406
Write 177
Mixed 191
SusWrite 210
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 9.7
62% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 14.8
DQ Write 85.8
DQ Mixed 10.3
20% 37 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1127B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 27 14 28 25 15 MB/s
Read 458
Write 17.2
Mixed 20.6
SusWrite 25.2
27% 130 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 11.5
4K Mixed 12.6
54% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 75.4
DQ Mixed 1.2
28% 69.1 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1127B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 19 40 8.9 34 29 MB/s
Read 412
Write 72.5
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 26.1
28% 133 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 12.7
4K Mixed 9.1
42% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 95.9
DQ Write 86
DQ Mixed 1.4
26% 61.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,072,214 SSDs tested.

Typical HX256GSSDSATA3 256GB Builds (Compare 8,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $200

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