Average Bench: 41.5% (879th of 1018)

Based on 1,732 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDP256G

Below average average bench

The SanDisk SSD 256GB averaged 58.4% 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 413MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk SSD 256GB is 28.7%. 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 10.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 33MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,732 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 413 456
24.7 Write 215 335
40.1 Mixed 91.7 132
21.2 SusWrite 194 346
50.4% 228 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 16.5 19.4
4.45 4K Write 9.64 13.1
4.8 4K Mixed 9.1 11.4
41.7% 11.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 DQ Read 33 36.1
7.5 DQ Write 10.7 12.6
9.8 DQ Mixed 12.6 14.3
11.7% 18.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 258 294 311 291 231 MB/s
Read 422
Write 253
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 264
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 8.7
4K Mixed 10.2
42% 11.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34.3
DQ Write 9.1
DQ Mixed 12.4
12% 18.6 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 192 255 287 262 272 MB/s
Read 406
Write 274
Mixed 74
SusWrite 229
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 8.6
4K Mixed 8.4
38% 10.6 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 8.5
DQ Mixed 11.4
11% 18.3 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 52 54 51 45 47 MB/s
Read 454
Write 65.7
Mixed 110
SusWrite 50.6
37% 170 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 12.2
4K Mixed 10.4
48% 13.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.6
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 13.8
12% 19.6 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 13 20 10 13 18 MB/s
Read 444
Write 17.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 15
27% 127 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 10
4K Mixed 7.5
41% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.7
DQ Write 9.4
DQ Mixed 11.9
11% 18.3 MB/s
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Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 29,962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 42%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $92

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $527

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