Average Bench: 62.1% (691st of 1005)

Based on 440 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Above average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 37.8% 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 Mixed IO Speed 69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 439MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Apple SM256E 251GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 87.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 35.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 440 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 439 485
218 Write 348 426
202 Mixed 333 448
149 SusWrite 299 387
79.5% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.75 4K Read 14.8 23
18.5 4K Write 35.9 68.8
6.13 4K Mixed 15.1 26.1
60.7% 21.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.93 DQ Read 160 267
21.4 DQ Write 87.3 112
6.37 DQ Mixed 69 151
65.9% 105 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 389 396 382 388 393 MB/s
Read 428
Write 374
Mixed 292
SusWrite 388
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 28.7
108% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 154
123% 177 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 181 152 165 146 159 MB/s
Read 445
Write 270
Mixed 214
SusWrite 169
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 23.9
91% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 76
DQ Mixed 124
104% 155 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 305 295 306 257 309 MB/s
Read 410
Write 353
Mixed 267
SusWrite 289
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 13.2
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 16.6
62% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 150
120% 172 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 186 127 128 146 142 MB/s
Read 359
Write 292
Mixed 212
SusWrite 149
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 14.1
56% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 93.4
DQ Mixed 127
107% 159 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 111 135 114 79 97 MB/s
Read 334
Write 264
Mixed 177
SusWrite 117
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 30.3
4K Mixed 15.9
55% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 72.1
DQ Mixed 116
99% 150 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,869,528 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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