Average Bench: 82.1% (439th of 1058)

Based on 2,306 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-256M5S

Very good average bench

The Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB averaged just 17.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 151MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 249MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 325MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,306 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 451 494
211 Write 345 380
192 Mixed 249 285
229 SusWrite 325 378
76.6% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 27 32.5
30.5 4K Write 57.3 78
18.9 4K Mixed 28.4 35.8
108% 37.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
117 DQ Read 264 291
69.4 DQ Write 244 302
77.2 DQ Mixed 151 192
142% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 381 382 383 382 382 MB/s
Read 497
Write 364
Mixed 263
SusWrite 381
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 71
4K Mixed 34.8
130% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 143
142% 227 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 357 369 378 380 378 MB/s
Read 486
Write 358
Mixed 262
SusWrite 350
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 30.6
128% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 178
167% 257 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 381 380 355 355 382 MB/s
Read 489
Write 380
Mixed 259
SusWrite 372
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 29.5
108% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 139
138% 223 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 332 328 363 352 341 MB/s
Read 412
Write 352
Mixed 234
SusWrite 341
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 30
115% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 178
166% 255 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 269 202 317 354 346 MB/s
Read 482
Write 377
Mixed 258
SusWrite 300
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 31.9
117% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 128
131% 214 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 342 360 284 322 369 MB/s
Read 485
Write 379
Mixed 248
SusWrite 332
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 21.8
4K Mixed 32
99% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 178
165% 253 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 347 265 311 338 368 MB/s
Read 456
Write 377
Mixed 248
SusWrite 331
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 22.5
100% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 187
171% 260 MB/s
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Typical PX-256M5S 256GB Builds (Compare 436 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper M3-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $394

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