Average Bench: 63.2% (686th of 1011)

Based on 479 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Above average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 36.8% 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 79.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 434MB/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 90.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 37.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 479 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 434 484
224 Write 347 425
205 Mixed 325 447
148 SusWrite 300 393
78.8% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.91 4K Read 15.1 23.3
19.5 4K Write 37.9 70.9
6.53 4K Mixed 16 27.6
63.6% 23 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.2 DQ Read 174 268
22.4 DQ Write 90.5 115
6.46 DQ Mixed 79.2 152
73% 115 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 373 387 387 397 391 MB/s
Read 443
Write 386
Mixed 291
SusWrite 382
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 20.9
77% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 155
123% 175 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 83 87 90 85 87 MB/s
Read 478
Write 152
Mixed 238
SusWrite 90.1
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 33.5
114% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 135
137% 228 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 258 87 86 135 130 MB/s
Read 420
Write 113
Mixed 197
SusWrite 164
49% 224 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 57
4K Mixed 29.8
107% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 114
121% 207 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 390 384 370 372 368 MB/s
Read 409
Write 368
Mixed 281
SusWrite 376
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 18.4
64% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 152
120% 171 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 371 372 354 350 349 MB/s
Read 413
Write 348
Mixed 272
SusWrite 360
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 42.7
4K Mixed 16.1
62% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 148
118% 171 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 319 310 322 328 326 MB/s
Read 396
Write 326
Mixed 249
SusWrite 315
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 37.1
4K Mixed 18.8
65% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 150
119% 170 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 181 187 176 185 171 MB/s
Read 314
Write 224
Mixed 179
SusWrite 178
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 10.8
4K Mixed 8
24% 8.1 MB/s
DQ Read 12.8
DQ Write 24.4
DQ Mixed 15.4
13% 17.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,564,122 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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