Average Bench: 69% (615th of 1016)

Based on 536 user benchmarks.  Model: INTEL SSDSCKGF256A5 SATA 256GB

Above average average bench

The Intel SSDSCKGF256A5 SATA 256GB averaged 31.0% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 101MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel SSDSCKGF256A5 SATA 256GB is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel SSDSCKGF256A5 SATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 200MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 267MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 536 samples)
Min Avg Max
295 Read 402 502
190 Write 267 316
217 Mixed 285 342
102 SusWrite 200 285
64.4% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.15 4K Read 23.5 33.8
25 4K Write 62.3 98.5
8.75 4K Mixed 23.6 42.5
98.8% 36.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 211 295
58.9 DQ Write 197 262
9.32 DQ Mixed 101 176
104% 170 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 183 160 176 168 148 MB/s
Read 415
Write 298
Mixed 286
SusWrite 175
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 45.6
162% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 158
145% 223 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 211 237 235 222 228 MB/s
Read 382
Write 212
Mixed 267
SusWrite 228
61% 272 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 38.3
123% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 164
153% 237 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 242 238 250 201 234 MB/s
Read 396
Write 205
Mixed 315
SusWrite 236
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 39.5
4K Mixed 29.5
99% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 107
121% 208 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 206 205 227 205 215 MB/s
Read 388
Write 271
Mixed 272
SusWrite 213
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 26.8
97% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 134
126% 198 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 77 90 47 100 97 MB/s
Read 275
Write 310
Mixed 267
SusWrite 88.5
53% 235 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 32.1
105% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 166
152% 233 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 102 89 41 72 MB/s
Read 389
Write 245
Mixed 186
SusWrite 77.4
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 8.8
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 31
91% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 150
138% 213 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 241 242 211 238 223 MB/s
Read 304
Write 278
Mixed 233
SusWrite 232
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 9.2
4K Write 33.6
4K Mixed 15.6
52% 19.5 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 175
157% 238 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,411,687 SSDs tested.

Typical SSDSCKGF256A5 SATA 256GB Builds (Compare 2,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E7470

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