Average Bench: 151% (111th of 1012)

Based on 4,215 user benchmarks.  Model: PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Pcie SSD 256GB averaged 51.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Pcie SSD 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 560MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 679MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pcie SSD 256GB is 102%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Pcie SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 335MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
513 Read 1,081 1,752
419 Write 836 1,092
289 Mixed 792 1,095
142 SusWrite 335 494
170% 761 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 40.1 51.6
69.3 4K Write 115 168
30.4 4K Mixed 52.4 72.3
188% 69 MB/s
Min Avg Max
406 DQ Read 659 795
270 DQ Write 679 1,006
199 DQ Mixed 560 788
451% 633 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 979 303 306 306 308 305 MB/s
Read 1305
Write 982
Mixed 1,059
SusWrite 418
210% 941 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 58
209% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 712
DQ Write 824
DQ Mixed 708
550% 748 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 913 299 298 301 299 299 MB/s
Read 1,269
Write 992
Mixed 1,086
SusWrite 402
210% 937 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 57.6
208% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 711
DQ Write 773
DQ Mixed 712
544% 732 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 854 612 264 268 262 261 MB/s
Read 1,136
Write 1,002
Mixed 1,002
SusWrite 420
200% 890 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 41.7
187% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 710
DQ Write 1,007
DQ Mixed 718
582% 812 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 262 254 273 267 211 MB/s
Read 1,203
Write 868
Mixed 872
SusWrite 275
179% 804 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 45.8
145% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 707
DQ Write 652
DQ Mixed 711
525% 690 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 267 249 246 243 245 MB/s
Read 699
Write 675
Mixed 390
SusWrite 265
113% 508 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 49.7
170% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 669
DQ Mixed 488
420% 619 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 729 716 366 82 89 103 MB/s
Read 654
Write 846
Mixed 745
SusWrite 347
146% 648 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 38.6
159% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 694
DQ Write 694
DQ Mixed 467
413% 618 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,095,704 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 15,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $421

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