Average Bench: 41.1% (924th of 1058)

Based on 2,133 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDP256G

Below average average bench

The SanDisk SSD 256GB averaged 58.8% 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. Sequential Read Speed 414MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk SSD 256GB is 28%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SanDisk SSD 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 10.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 33.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
321 Read 414 458
22.6 Write 215 330
38 Mixed 92.3 135
18 SusWrite 190 341
50.2% 228 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.5 4K Read 16.4 19.4
4.31 4K Write 9.54 13.2
4.5 4K Mixed 8.9 11.5
41.3% 11.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.9 DQ Read 33.6 36.1
7.5 DQ Write 10.8 12.6
9.9 DQ Mixed 12.7 14.6
11.9% 19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 286 301 294 286 306 MB/s
Read 441
Write 294
Mixed 106
SusWrite 294
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 12.7
4K Mixed 11
48% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 34.6
DQ Write 12.7
DQ Mixed 15.1
13% 20.8 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 32 36 35 34 36 MB/s
Read 443
Write 37
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 35.6
32% 151 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 6
39% 9.87 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 32 32 27 33 44 MB/s
Read 454
Write 64.4
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 34.9
33% 154 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 7.4
35% 9.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,109,442 SSDs tested.

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Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 44,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-A - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $792

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