Average Bench: 65.8% (713th of 1058)

Based on 678 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Above average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 34.2% 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 126MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 240MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 41.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Apple SM256E 251GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 110MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 267MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 678 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 409 486
207 Write 325 414
187 Mixed 267 418
146 SusWrite 302 403
73% 326 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10 4K Read 16.6 29.2
22.5 4K Write 44.5 75.2
11.4 4K Mixed 19.9 36.6
74.2% 27 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 240 380
57.6 DQ Write 110 252
14.6 DQ Mixed 126 153
106% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 356 369 364 383 383 MB/s
Read 426
Write 371
Mixed 253
SusWrite 364
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 39.8
4K Mixed 21.4
75% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 149
120% 173 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 380 383 359 335 332 MB/s
Read 373
Write 329
Mixed 273
SusWrite 361
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 14.9
57% 20.9 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 151
119% 169 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 164 151 160 169 167 MB/s
Read 408
Write 233
Mixed 201
SusWrite 162
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 22.8
91% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 69.5
DQ Mixed 108
95% 147 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 298 291 300 285 304 MB/s
Read 400
Write 293
Mixed 253
SusWrite 300
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 31
4K Mixed 16.1
56% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 130
107% 157 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 326 327 333 332 171 MB/s
Read 397
Write 294
Mixed 249
SusWrite 299
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 29.7
4K Mixed 16.1
55% 19.3 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 97.1
DQ Mixed 115
98% 146 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 219 193 211 199 210 MB/s
Read 392
Write 282
Mixed 195
SusWrite 212
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 32.8
4K Mixed 14.5
55% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 91.3
DQ Mixed 101
93% 149 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,053,184 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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