Average Bench: 170% (121st of 1058)

Based on 1,049 user benchmarks.  Model: ADATA FALCON

Outstanding average bench

The Adata FALCON 256GB averaged 69.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Adata FALCON 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 359MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,770MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Adata FALCON 256GB is 106%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Adata FALCON 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 275MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 500MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
711 Read 1,770 2,196
536 Write 774 945
311 Mixed 652 795
269 SusWrite 500 854
203% 924 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 31.5 39.8
68.4 4K Write 114 156
3.07 4K Mixed 39.4 51.8
159% 61.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
225 DQ Read 275 355
297 DQ Write 637 765
259 DQ Mixed 359 453
301% 424 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free
Firmware: V9002s91
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1042 996 387 114 124 193 MB/s
Read 2,022
Write 904
Mixed 809
SusWrite 476
232% 1,053 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 45.6
157% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 721
DQ Mixed 448
363% 500 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1027 899 134 121 110 114 MB/s
Read 2,045
Write 947
Mixed 765
SusWrite 401
228% 1,039 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.4
170% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 667
DQ Mixed 410
332% 457 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s57
SusWrite @10s intervals: 849 831 72 68 77 77 MB/s
Read 2,032
Write 677
Mixed 716
SusWrite 329
205% 938 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 41.7
153% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 665
DQ Mixed 356
301% 425 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s77
SusWrite @10s intervals: 855 856 861 823 512 205 MB/s
Read 1,541
Write 793
Mixed 338
SusWrite 685
185% 839 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 2.6
137% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 743
DQ Mixed 294
282% 425 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s57
SusWrite @10s intervals: 733 785 220 79 81 78 MB/s
Read 2,046
Write 652
Mixed 564
SusWrite 329
196% 898 MB/s
4K Read 8.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 40.9
124% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 587
DQ Mixed 352
292% 410 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V9002s57
SusWrite @10s intervals: 575 577 496 145 79 76 MB/s
Read 1,342
Write 561
Mixed 592
SusWrite 325
155% 705 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 45.4
173% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 437
DQ Mixed 360
270% 353 MB/s
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Typical FALCON 256GB Builds (Compare 33,885 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Steel Legend - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $613

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