Average Bench: 65.9% (714th of 1058)

Based on 722 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Above average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 34.1% 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 136MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 256MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 45.1%. 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 113MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 722 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 403 479
207 Write 320 402
185 Mixed 252 320
147 SusWrite 301 403
71.6% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.98 4K Read 16.6 29.7
23.4 4K Write 45 75.9
12.9 4K Mixed 20.5 37.8
75.3% 27.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
181 DQ Read 256 380
64.2 DQ Write 113 254
92.5 DQ Mixed 136 153
114% 169 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 440 437 442 449 448 MB/s
Read 492
Write 424
Mixed 330
SusWrite 443
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 41.5
159% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 141
154% 261 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 380 386 376 391 395 MB/s
Read 441
Write 160
Mixed 247
SusWrite 375
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 32.5
116% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 123
126% 207 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 246 243 237 226 216 MB/s
Read 488
Write 312
Mixed 284
SusWrite 244
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 38.4
139% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 106
105% 169 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 104 106 103 100 99 MB/s
Read 372
Write 303
Mixed 282
SusWrite 110
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 65.9
4K Mixed 37.4
130% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 124
123% 198 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02A0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 88 91 87 91 87 MB/s
Read 430
Write 151
Mixed 162
SusWrite 90
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 35.9
4K Mixed 27.7
87% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 97.5
DQ Mixed 92.6
80% 120 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 259 278 285 281 271 MB/s
Read 373
Write 249
Mixed 224
SusWrite 270
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 16.1
57% 20.6 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 90.1
DQ Mixed 119
91% 125 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 163 158 223 257 207 MB/s
Read 295
Write 200
Mixed 160
SusWrite 197
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 8.1
4K Write 36.5
4K Mixed 20.3
58% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 68.7
DQ Mixed 103
92% 144 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,300,798 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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