Average Bench: 116% (156th of 1016)

Based on 11,960 user benchmarks.  Models: THNSN5256GPUK TOSHIBA, NVMe THNSN5256GPUK TO, THNSN5256GPUK NVMe TOSHIBA 256GB, NVMe THNSN5256GPUK NV

Outstanding average bench

The Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 15.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 343MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 690MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 76.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 182MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 448MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11,960 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 858 1,139
93.9 Write 455 771
223 Mixed 448 796
81.9 SusWrite 182 255
107% 486 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.1 4K Read 37.8 43.5
38.8 4K Write 95.4 139
9.95 4K Mixed 40.1 61.5
159% 57.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
286 DQ Read 690 840
108 DQ Write 320 623
78.6 DQ Mixed 343 672
297% 451 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free
Firmware: 5KHA4102 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 250 257 248 251 246 MB/s
Read 1,138
Write 756
Mixed 788
SusWrite 267
164% 737 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 64
221% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 844
DQ Write 676
DQ Mixed 738
558% 752 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5KDA4101 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 264 217 197 123 108 MB/s
Read 961
Write 757
Mixed 759
SusWrite 193
149% 668 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 53.8
178% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 839
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 538
409% 567 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 184 125 134 124 150 MB/s
Read 108
Write 723
Mixed 729
SusWrite 154
99% 428 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 61.3
212% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 838
DQ Write 643
DQ Mixed 495
437% 659 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,918 SSDs tested.

Typical THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 4,768 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 73%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 54%

System: Alienware Aurora R6

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $637

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