Average Bench: 158% (134th of 1058)

Based on 12,940 user benchmarks.  Model: PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Pcie SSD 256GB averaged 57.7% 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 551MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 639MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pcie SSD 256GB is 133%. 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 364MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 40.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
424 Read 1,075 1,523
318 Write 948 1,256
278 Mixed 855 1,234
151 SusWrite 364 621
181% 810 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 4K Read 40.5 56.1
56.7 4K Write 136 206
26 4K Mixed 56.6 81.5
206% 77.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
336 DQ Read 665 905
186 DQ Write 639 1,151
186 DQ Mixed 551 859
441% 618 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM00.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1125 409 323 326 330 327 MB/s
Read 1,344
Write 1,172
Mixed 1,135
SusWrite 473
231% 1,031 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 71.5
254% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 911
DQ Write 879
DQ Mixed 851
651% 880 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 580 285 285 294 286 285 MB/s
Read 1,470
Write 1,217
Mixed 1,226
SusWrite 336
237% 1,062 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 74.6
263% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 54.9
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 854
458% 401 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 848 874 518 265 264 264 MB/s
Read 783
Write 868
Mixed 791
SusWrite 506
166% 737 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 50.5
187% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 703
DQ Write 714
DQ Mixed 599
480% 672 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 11 49 214 21 25 MB/s
Read 637
Write 636
Mixed 609
SusWrite 88.3
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 49.3
164% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 703
DQ Write 380
DQ Mixed 503
384% 529 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,208,814 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 93,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,000

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