Average Bench: 67.8% (566th of 976)

Based on 752 user benchmarks.  Model: Patriot Spark

Above average average bench

The Patriot Spark 256GB averaged 32.2% 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 Random Read Speed 24.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 66.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Patriot Spark 256GB is 50.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Patriot Spark 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 752 samples)
Min Avg Max
258 Read 407 504
65.1 Write 330 460
98.4 Mixed 367 487
38 SusWrite 124 387
68.7% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 24.8 35.7
11 4K Write 66.4 98.6
0.82 4K Mixed 14.2 34.1
90.9% 35.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 179 304
31.1 DQ Write 205 334
5.02 DQ Mixed 56 195
79.9% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: SBFM51.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 102 102 100 102 66 MB/s
Read 482
Write 248
Mixed 331
SusWrite 122
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 36.7
142% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 190
169% 252 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 78 53 73 72 41 MB/s
Read 407
Write 364
Mixed 325
SusWrite 92
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 30.7
134% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 191
175% 267 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM51.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 148 49 104 71 74 MB/s
Read 400
Write 240
Mixed 336
SusWrite 96.1
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 1.4
77% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 198
168% 244 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM50.8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 116 28 1.3 72 46 MB/s
Read 35.5
Write 334
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 55.6
26% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 26.7
57% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 194
150% 200 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM50.8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 53 14 26 27 24 MB/s
Read 386
Write 275
Mixed 25
SusWrite 34.1
39% 180 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 11.7
4K Mixed 14.2
25% 8.77 MB/s
DQ Read 76.7
DQ Write 94
DQ Mixed 28.1
37% 66.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,302,979 SSDs tested.

Typical Spark 256GB Builds (Compare 3,625 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $199

Popular Spark 256GB systems:

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