Average Bench: 61.6% (656th of 980)

Based on 391 user benchmarks.  Models: APPLE SSD SM256E, APPLE SSD SM256E (disk0)

Above average average bench

The Apple SM256E 251GB averaged 38.3% 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. Sequential Read Speed 445MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 57.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM256E 251GB is 35%. 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 83.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 391 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 445 485
222 Write 352 427
205 Mixed 346 448
149 SusWrite 300 384
80.9% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.29 4K Read 14.5 22.9
17.2 4K Write 34.4 68.2
6.03 4K Mixed 14.2 23.6
58.2% 21 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.78 DQ Read 145 266
20.9 DQ Write 83.1 110
6.14 DQ Mixed 57.6 150
57.9% 95.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 360 371 385 379 359 MB/s
Read 425
Write 384
Mixed 284
SusWrite 359
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 26
93% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 152
121% 174 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 347 348 341 345 337 MB/s
Read 450
Write 374
Mixed 287
SusWrite 340
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 25.1
96% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 136
106% 148 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM07A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 242 249 286 287 279 MB/s
Read 394
Write 263
Mixed 229
SusWrite 268
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 22.1
87% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 85.6
DQ Mixed 122
104% 158 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 351 379 358 354 352 MB/s
Read 405
Write 357
Mixed 250
SusWrite 358
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 37.3
4K Mixed 14.5
58% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 71.2
DQ Mixed 108
89% 133 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 219 231 233 236 236 MB/s
Read 401
Write 315
Mixed 228
SusWrite 237
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 18.4
68% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 127
108% 161 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM09A1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 248 233 229 222 217 MB/s
Read 409
Write 341
Mixed 234
SusWrite 232
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 35
4K Mixed 15.8
58% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 145
116% 167 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

Typical SM256E 251GB Builds (Compare 350 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Apple MacBookPro10,1

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