Average Bench: 40% (870th of 1003)

Based on 1,290 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDP256G

Poor average bench

The SanDisk SSD 256GB averaged 60.0% 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 407MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk SSD 256GB is 27.6%. 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 10.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 32.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,290 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 407 454
21.7 Write 205 330
40.5 Mixed 89.3 131
20.1 SusWrite 176 338
48.4% 220 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.2 4K Read 16 19.2
5.2 4K Write 9.65 13
4.78 4K Mixed 8.93 11.2
40.8% 11.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 DQ Read 32.5 35.9
7.4 DQ Write 10.6 12.7
9.34 DQ Mixed 12.3 14.3
11.5% 18.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 345 341 349 361 359 MB/s
Read 440
Write 333
Mixed 114
SusWrite 346
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 12.1
4K Mixed 10.9
46% 13.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.5
DQ Write 12.2
DQ Mixed 13.8
13% 19.8 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 300 303 295 318 318 MB/s
Read 440
Write 214
Mixed 112
SusWrite 301
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 12.2
4K Mixed 10.8
49% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 11.3
DQ Mixed 13.8
12% 19.2 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 286 318 310 303 300 MB/s
Read 425
Write 152
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 307
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 10.7
27% 9.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.6
DQ Write 12
DQ Mixed 13.7
12% 19.8 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 81 77 78 66 68 MB/s
Read 320
Write 209
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 75.8
36% 165 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 10.8
4K Mixed 8.1
39% 11.4 MB/s
DQ Read 36.1
DQ Write 11.8
DQ Mixed 13.9
13% 20.6 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 34 26 20 19 20 MB/s
Read 339
Write 72
Mixed 80.6
SusWrite 26
28% 129 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 8.7
39% 10.2 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 26 27 25 27 25 MB/s
Read 344
Write 37.7
Mixed 37.7
SusWrite 26.5
24% 112 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 6.7
36% 9.57 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $646

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