Average Bench: 156% (124th of 1040)

Based on 8,217 user benchmarks.  Model: PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Pcie SSD 256GB averaged 56.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 543MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 679MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pcie SSD 256GB is 119%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Pcie SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 321MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,217 samples)
Min Avg Max
463 Read 1,078 1,507
295 Write 915 1,224
282 Mixed 834 1,203
135 SusWrite 321 514
176% 787 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.7 4K Read 41.2 55.5
67.1 4K Write 138 199
27.9 4K Mixed 57.6 80.9
209% 78.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
342 DQ Read 643 823
249 DQ Write 679 1,130
221 DQ Mixed 543 860
441% 622 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1115 267 264 267 266 267 MB/s
Read 1,300
Write 1201
Mixed 1,154
SusWrite 408
228% 1,016 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65.8
215% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 614
DQ Write 915
DQ Mixed 862
625% 797 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1015 259 252 258 252 254 MB/s
Read 1,241
Write 1,193
Mixed 1,106
SusWrite 382
220% 980 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 59.1
205% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 807
DQ Write 776
DQ Mixed 829
612% 804 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,795,235 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 18,415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 50%
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $452

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