Average Bench: 64.2% (700th of 1026)

Based on 1,254 user benchmarks.  Model: Patriot Spark

Above average average bench

The Patriot Spark 256GB averaged 35.7% 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 146MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 245MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Patriot Spark 256GB is 65.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Patriot Spark 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 278MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,254 samples)
Min Avg Max
211 Read 411 487
101 Write 295 418
76.8 Mixed 278 353
38.9 SusWrite 108 330
60.8% 273 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 24.4 35.5
5.54 4K Write 66 104
0.4 4K Mixed 24.9 36.3
104% 38.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 DQ Read 236 317
15.5 DQ Write 245 341
10.9 DQ Mixed 146 206
136% 209 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: 10.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 75 76 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 456
Write 394
Mixed 350
SusWrite 106
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 34.7
151% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 192
180% 279 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: SBFM71.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 62 63 62 63 62 MB/s
Read 433
Write 430
Mixed 355
SusWrite 118
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 32.4
141% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 172
168% 262 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: SBFM10.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 106 78 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 474
Write 305
Mixed 348
SusWrite 108
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 32.6
135% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 194
177% 269 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: SBFM10.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 75 74 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 448
Write 309
Mixed 330
SusWrite 114
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 27.8
116% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 190
178% 276 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: SBFM71.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 125 62 72 70 62 MB/s
Read 222
Write 104
Mixed 317
SusWrite 113
42% 189 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 30.1
134% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 171
162% 250 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,362 SSDs tested.

Typical Spark 256GB Builds (Compare 14,755 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 (MS-7817) - $58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $354

Popular Spark 256GB compatible motherboards:

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