Average Bench: 146% (108th of 1003)

Based on 1,987 user benchmarks.  Model: PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Pcie SSD 256GB averaged 46.2% 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 639MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pcie SSD 256GB is 106%. 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 361MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 99.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
466 Read 1,082 1,841
353 Write 803 1,019
324 Mixed 745 1,067
128 SusWrite 361 534
167% 748 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 37.9 46.1
63.9 4K Write 99.8 137
28.5 4K Mixed 46.8 59.1
170% 61.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
407 DQ Read 652 711
279 DQ Write 639 990
280 DQ Mixed 559 720
444% 617 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 301 301 300 301 301 MB/s
Read 1,367
Write 1002
Mixed 1,049
SusWrite 324
208% 935 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 51.6
188% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 714
DQ Write 646
DQ Mixed 521
434% 627 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 863 291 292 291 291 290 MB/s
Read 961
Write 970
Mixed 790
SusWrite 386
174% 777 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 41.7
170% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 692
530% 714 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 967 349 301 302 302 301 MB/s
Read 1352
Write 997
Mixed 739
SusWrite 420
195% 877 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 36.7
145% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 476
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 319
258% 370 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 262 270 243 263 263 MB/s
Read 1,095
Write 938
Mixed 557
SusWrite 262
159% 713 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 53.5
165% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 708
DQ Write 508
DQ Mixed 414
362% 543 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 837 823 299 105 100 87 MB/s
Read 769
Write 894
Mixed 710
SusWrite 375
155% 687 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 38.5
163% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 719
DQ Mixed 513
440% 646 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 642 634 611 150 91 95 MB/s
Read 634
Write 732
Mixed 688
SusWrite 371
137% 606 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 81.5
4K Mixed 25.4
140% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 669
DQ Write 647
DQ Mixed 378
361% 565 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM11.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 312 258 255 259 256 MB/s
Read 512
Write 564
Mixed 509
SusWrite 271
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 17.2
125% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 621
DQ Mixed 570
452% 631 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,193,541 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 7,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $460

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