Average Bench: 147% (160th of 1072)

Based on 3,294 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ256HBJD-00BL2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL2 256GB averaged 47.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 580MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 657MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL2 256GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 467MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,294 samples)
Min Avg Max
531 Read 1,134 1,535
371 Write 922 1,174
363 Mixed 904 1,215
269 SusWrite 467 637
192% 857 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 34.5 50.4
23.2 4K Write 77.6 139
17.4 4K Mixed 45.4 70.2
152% 52.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
195 DQ Read 657 839
94.8 DQ Write 517 1,006
122 DQ Mixed 580 814
436% 585 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L2QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 930 1008 199 118 109 113 MB/s
Read 923
Write 970
Mixed 826
SusWrite 413
176% 783 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 60.2
204% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 832
DQ Write 579
DQ Mixed 536
446% 649 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L2QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1061 200 102 98 117 178 MB/s
Read 1041
Write 829
Mixed 1,198
SusWrite 293
188% 840 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 52.3
168% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 816
DQ Mixed 810
613% 821 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L2QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 735 805 494 137 125 107 MB/s
Read 587
Write 873
Mixed 609
SusWrite 400
140% 617 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 37.4
112% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 601
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 421
311% 419 MB/s
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L2QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 41 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 1,136
Write 45.2
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 40.4
68% 326 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 28.9
108% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 41.2
DQ Mixed 84.6
105% 199 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L2QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 61 54 54 54 51 MB/s
Read 637
Write 208
Mixed 278
SusWrite 63.8
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 9.1
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 14.2
60% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 442
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 136
136% 230 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,195 SSDs tested

Typical MZALQ256HBJD-00BL2 256GB Builds (Compare 4,428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Lenovo 82K2

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