Average Bench: 157% (146th of 1072)

Based on 693 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ256HBJD-00BL1

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL1 256GB averaged 57.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL1 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 621MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 591MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL1 256GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung MZALQ256HBJD-00BL1 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 503MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 693 samples)
Min Avg Max
589 Read 1,146 1,560
470 Write 961 1,194
485 Mixed 930 1,235
316 SusWrite 503 648
198% 885 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 40.5 53.6
26.5 4K Write 85.7 154
18.5 4K Mixed 49.1 75.4
170% 58.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
194 DQ Read 694 885
126 DQ Write 591 1,053
158 DQ Mixed 621 815
471% 635 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1045 959 116 137 105 140 MB/s
Read 1,189
Write 1,149
Mixed 1,038
SusWrite 417
212% 948 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 71
245% 89.4 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 977
DQ Mixed 813
645% 891 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1008 907 118 116 109 101 MB/s
Read 1,217
Write 1,062
Mixed 998
SusWrite 393
205% 918 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.3
184% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 706
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 734
551% 731 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L1QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 555 572 577 430 201 141 MB/s
Read 713
Write 675
Mixed 676
SusWrite 413
139% 619 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 22.2
4K Mixed 15.5
55% 17.6 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 244
182% 239 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 830 778 450 108 102 103 MB/s
Read 663
Write 516
Mixed 496
SusWrite 395
116% 517 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 30.7
4K Mixed 20.9
68% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 99.4
DQ Mixed 119
94% 133 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,133,867 SSDs tested

Typical MZALQ256HBJD-00BL1 256GB Builds (Compare 15 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20TB0003BO

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