Average Bench: 41.3% (921st of 1057)

Based on 1,971 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDP256G

Below average average bench

The SanDisk SSD 256GB averaged 58.7% 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 27.7%. 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 10.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 33.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,971 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 414 458
23.9 Write 214 335
38 Mixed 92.6 133
19 SusWrite 191 344
50.3% 228 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.8 4K Read 16.4 19.4
4.6 4K Write 9.64 13.3
4.6 4K Mixed 8.91 11.5
41.5% 11.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.4 DQ Read 33.5 36.1
7.5 DQ Write 10.8 12.6
9.76 DQ Mixed 12.6 14.6
11.8% 19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
127GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 326 319 346 341 330 MB/s
Read 442
Write 314
Mixed 88.1
SusWrite 334
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 10.3
4K Mixed 9
46% 12.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34.8
DQ Write 10.3
DQ Mixed 12.5
12% 19.2 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 281 295 308 298 295 MB/s
Read 434
Write 328
Mixed 113
SusWrite 287
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 10.9
47% 13.4 MB/s
DQ Read 35.1
DQ Write 10.8
DQ Mixed 12.4
12% 19.4 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 237 227 234 233 224 MB/s
Read 413
Write 276
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 231
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 11.2
4K Mixed 9.5
40% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 11
DQ Mixed 13.7
12% 19.5 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 34 36 25 23 25 MB/s
Read 394
Write 117
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 30.3
34% 155 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 9.5
4K Mixed 7.5
35% 10.2 MB/s
DQ Read 34.4
DQ Write 10.2
DQ Mixed 12.4
12% 19 MB/s
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 7.2 7.4 9.8 8.8 5.5 MB/s
Read 385
Write 17.2
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 8.8
24% 115 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 3.8
15% 3.53 MB/s
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Gaming 51%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-A - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $737

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