Average Bench: 61.1% (777th of 1058)

Based on 8 user benchmarks.  Model: LS 256GB M300

Above average average bench

The LS 256GB M300 256GB averaged 38.8% 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. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 263MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 60.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the LS 256GB M300 256GB is 48.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the LS 256GB M300 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 122MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 377 450
32.2 Write 295 364
15.2 Mixed 271 332
20.7 SusWrite 229 351
65.6% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 18.8 24
16.9 4K Write 60.4 95.4
1.1 4K Mixed 15 21.5
79.7% 31.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
59.8 DQ Read 122 211
41.5 DQ Write 263 325
10.9 DQ Mixed 36.2 49.2
72% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1224A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 305 354 352 348 349 MB/s
Read 393
Write 344
Mixed 318
SusWrite 336
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 21.5
104% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 49.2
83% 155 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1128A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 332 336 358 338 345 MB/s
Read 344
Write 320
Mixed 277
SusWrite 342
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 17.7
90% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 43.5
81% 154 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 355 354 363 361 320 MB/s
Read 341
Write 335
Mixed 283
SusWrite 351
74% 328 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 12.3
92% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 86.3
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 36.9
75% 143 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1116A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 212 323 304 315 309 MB/s
Read 372
Write 341
Mixed 314
SusWrite 289
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 39.5
4K Mixed 17
61% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 48.6
96% 189 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 187 221 257 241 236 MB/s
Read 418
Write 346
Mixed 325
SusWrite 230
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 17.6
84% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 76.1
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 35.1
61% 113 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 166 48 68 56 7.9 MB/s
Read 395
Write 278
Mixed 303
SusWrite 108
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 12.6
70% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 59.8
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 37.4
68% 126 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1116A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 18 14 19 21 24 MB/s
Read 303
Write 32.2
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 20.7
20% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 16.9
4K Mixed 1.1
36% 11.6 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 41.5
DQ Mixed 10.9
37% 85.8 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,242,512 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB M300 256GB Builds (Compare 13 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

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