Average Bench: 153% (109th of 1011)

Based on 3,028 user benchmarks.  Model: PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Pcie SSD 256GB averaged 53.5% 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 559MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 682MB/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 350MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,028 samples)
Min Avg Max
523 Read 1,155 1,814
412 Write 835 1,008
313 Mixed 782 1,092
138 SusWrite 350 518
174% 780 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 4K Read 40.2 50.5
62.7 4K Write 110 162
28.8 4K Mixed 50.3 65.3
183% 66.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
410 DQ Read 660 714
227 DQ Write 682 1,002
188 DQ Mixed 559 720
451% 634 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 998 475 308 302 306 306 MB/s
Read 1,452
Write 996
Mixed 1,091
SusWrite 449
222% 997 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 62.9
242% 90.2 MB/s
DQ Read 707
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 713
578% 806 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 722 263 263 264 262 262 MB/s
Read 1,410
Write 996
Mixed 1,087
SusWrite 339
214% 958 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 57.9
230% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 706
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 716
579% 807 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 280 267 262 260 260 MB/s
Read 1,543
Write 996
Mixed 1,089
SusWrite 280
217% 977 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 50.8
203% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 706
DQ Write 991
DQ Mixed 717
579% 805 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 314 302 301 302 302 MB/s
Read 1,805
Write 868
Mixed 1,071
SusWrite 330
225% 1,018 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 44.4
180% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 708
DQ Write 588
DQ Mixed 460
396% 585 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 971 393 294 299 297 299 MB/s
Read 1,346
Write 986
Mixed 1,076
SusWrite 425
214% 958 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 56.2
201% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 691
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 700
531% 711 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 931 300 300 300 299 298 MB/s
Read 1,308
Write 987
Mixed 1,072
SusWrite 405
211% 943 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 57.1
206% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 709
532% 703 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 859 887 658 266 266 239 MB/s
Read 838
Write 896
Mixed 804
SusWrite 529
173% 767 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 50.9
190% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 703
DQ Write 724
DQ Mixed 597
481% 674 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,945,198 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 10,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
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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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $452

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