Average Bench: 41% (876th of 1011)

Based on 1,494 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SDSSDP256G

Below average average bench

The SanDisk SSD 256GB averaged 59.0% 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 410MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16.2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk SSD 256GB is 28.1%. 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 32.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,494 samples)
Min Avg Max
323 Read 410 455
25.4 Write 211 332
40.5 Mixed 90.8 132
20.7 SusWrite 189 345
49.7% 225 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.3 4K Read 16.2 19.3
5.2 4K Write 9.74 13.1
4.7 4K Mixed 8.99 11.3
41.2% 11.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 DQ Read 32.6 36.1
7.53 DQ Write 10.7 12.6
9.43 DQ Mixed 12.4 14.4
11.6% 18.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 360 364 364 359 365 MB/s
Read 440
Write 322
Mixed 111
SusWrite 356
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 10.2
46% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 12.5
DQ Mixed 10.3
9% 14.5 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 339 364 367 365 362 MB/s
Read 426
Write 308
Mixed 120
SusWrite 347
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 12.9
4K Mixed 9.3
44% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 36.1
DQ Write 12
DQ Mixed 14.3
13% 20.8 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 315 320 316 287 314 MB/s
Read 419
Write 280
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 315
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 9
4K Mixed 8.6
43% 11.8 MB/s
DQ Read 35.6
DQ Write 8.4
DQ Mixed 12.1
12% 18.7 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 291 267 236 218 197 MB/s
Read 412
Write 293
Mixed 92.6
SusWrite 254
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 7.4
41% 11.4 MB/s
DQ Read 34.3
DQ Write 9.2
DQ Mixed 10.2
10% 17.9 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 270 283 236 243 241 MB/s
Read 441
Write 314
Mixed 92.2
SusWrite 256
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 4.8
38% 10.2 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 53 41 48 55 51 MB/s
Read 458
Write 310
Mixed 104
SusWrite 68.6
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 9.5
4K Mixed 10.2
45% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.7
DQ Write 9.6
DQ Mixed 13.1
12% 18.8 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 142 134 134 129 142 MB/s
Read 446
Write 320
Mixed 111
SusWrite 144
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 4.1
37% 10 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 53 54 53 46 MB/s
Read 411
Write 69.3
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 55.2
33% 153 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 7.6
4K Mixed 9.9
43% 11.6 MB/s
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.0.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 9.4 2.5 13 7.1 6.3 MB/s
Read 391
Write 30.5
Mixed 30.3
SusWrite 8.7
24% 115 MB/s
4K Read 10.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 7.6
28% 7.47 MB/s
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Desktop 58%
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Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $660

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