Average Bench: 163% (108th of 1026)

Based on 7,641 user benchmarks.  Model: PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Pcie SSD 256GB averaged 62.8% 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 557MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 716MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pcie SSD 256GB is 121%. 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 329MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 860MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,641 samples)
Min Avg Max
538 Read 1,138 1,555
317 Write 908 1,223
278 Mixed 860 1,216
175 SusWrite 329 497
181% 809 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 4K Read 44.1 58.1
54.1 4K Write 138 203
24.6 4K Mixed 59.2 83.2
216% 80.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
362 DQ Read 675 833
159 DQ Write 716 1,169
172 DQ Mixed 557 862
457% 649 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1025 269 269 272 272 275 MB/s
Read 1,496
Write 1,237
Mixed 1,216
SusWrite 397
243% 1,086 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 82.1
293% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 804
DQ Write 1,017
DQ Mixed 860
663% 894 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 280 274 284 276 276 MB/s
Read 1043
Write 1,180
Mixed 398
SusWrite 278
162% 725 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 41.8
202% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 304
231% 313 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 280 264 264 264 263 MB/s
Read 687
Write 596
Mixed 729
SusWrite 270
128% 570 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 35.8
151% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 711
DQ Write 536
DQ Mixed 253
290% 500 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,419,242 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 31,696 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $430

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