Average Bench: 88.8% (287th of 1017)

Based on 200 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-256S2C

Very good average bench

The Plextor PX-256S2C 256GB averaged just 11.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor PX-256S2C 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 140MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor PX-256S2C 256GB is 47.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor PX-256S2C 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 183MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 373MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 200 samples)
Min Avg Max
394 Read 489 526
173 Write 373 491
200 Mixed 378 509
103 SusWrite 183 222
79.5% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 28.6 35.8
40.5 4K Write 83.5 119
16.7 4K Mixed 36.3 53.8
134% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 259 377
69 DQ Write 239 347
17.7 DQ Mixed 140 267
135% 213 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 205 206 206 206 207 MB/s
Read 520
Write 486
Mixed 422
SusWrite 215
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 56.3
196% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 235
208% 311 MB/s
77GB free
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 202 201 203 204 205 MB/s
Read 507
Write 431
Mixed 419
SusWrite 218
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 49.3
165% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 191
147% 201 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 196 201 205 204 205 MB/s
Read 491
Write 429
Mixed 400
SusWrite 210
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 39.7
130% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 265
226% 330 MB/s
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 187 185 175 197 190 MB/s
Read 414
Write 381
Mixed 334
SusWrite 186
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 33.7
110% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 159
131% 187 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,660,211 SSDs tested.

Typical PX-256S2C 256GB Builds (Compare 13,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-P - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $826

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