Average Bench: 161% (129th of 1057)

Based on 12,336 user benchmarks.  Model: PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Pcie SSD 256GB averaged 60.6% 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 552MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 655MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pcie SSD 256GB is 131%. 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 349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 851MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
450 Read 1,120 1,553
306 Write 948 1,445
277 Mixed 851 1,274
161 SusWrite 349 574
183% 817 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 45 57.4
63.2 4K Write 137 201
25.5 4K Mixed 56.7 82.2
213% 79.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
348 DQ Read 666 951
213 DQ Write 655 1,155
211 DQ Mixed 552 866
444% 624 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 891 296 300 299 299 300 MB/s
Read 1,437
Write 997
Mixed 1089
SusWrite 398
218% 980 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 71.3
257% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 709
DQ Write 994
DQ Mixed 716
579% 806 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 197 276 293 290 274 MB/s
Read 1,823
Write 983
Mixed 994
SusWrite 266
224% 1,017 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 64.5
232% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 766
DQ Mixed 629
502% 699 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM60.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 688 182 183 184 183 182 MB/s
Read 965
Write 1245
Mixed 1,059
SusWrite 267
199% 884 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 77
278% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 991
DQ Mixed 523
446% 633 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 201 176 240 230 208 MB/s
Read 1,203
Write 630
Mixed 449
SusWrite 217
138% 625 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 51.1
168% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 707
DQ Write 521
DQ Mixed 420
367% 550 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 273 242 294 281 273 MB/s
Read 1291
Write 1,220
Mixed 851
SusWrite 262
202% 906 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 37.7
188% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 324
242% 322 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8TM14.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 33 26 25 30 MB/s
Read 397
Write 144
Mixed 184
SusWrite 43.4
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 22.9
61% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 469
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 198
176% 275 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $963

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