Average Bench: 57.7% (810th of 1058)

Based on 10 user benchmarks.  Model: DST8256-MSATA-256GB

Average average bench

The DST8256-MSATA-256GB 256GB averaged 42.3% 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 436MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 53.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the DST8256-MSATA-256GB 256GB is 43.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the DST8256-MSATA-256GB 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 12.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 210MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10 samples)
Min Avg Max
405 Read 436 468
69.8 Write 215 377
48.5 Mixed 210 351
86.5 SusWrite 213 372
59.5% 268 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 16.7 24.5
12 4K Write 53.3 88.5
0.9 4K Mixed 12.6 24.9
69.7% 27.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63.4 DQ Read 136 198
11.8 DQ Write 170 321
1.1 DQ Mixed 44.8 59.8
63.9% 117 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0707B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 388 377 374 360 361 MB/s
Read 425
Write 377
Mixed 345
SusWrite 372
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 24.9
116% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 43.8
89% 175 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0707B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 392 381 374 356 89 MB/s
Read 428
Write 369
Mixed 349
SusWrite 332
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 22.8
104% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 43.8
85% 166 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2008XKR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 130 127 130 130 131 MB/s
Read 437
Write 118
Mixed 145
SusWrite 129
45% 207 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 9.6
60% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 57.7
70% 125 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,318,861 SSDs tested.

Typical DST8256-MSATA-256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20192

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $420

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