Average Bench: 147% (134th of 1040)

Based on 651 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0256G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB averaged 47.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 424MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,169MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB is 109%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 69.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 651 samples)
Min Avg Max
616 Read 1,169 1,491
284 Write 808 1,201
280 Mixed 577 754
241 SusWrite 710 1,173
182% 816 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 36.6 42.1
11.2 4K Write 69.3 112
12 4K Mixed 30.4 49.4
131% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
246 DQ Read 500 628
160 DQ Write 321 395
225 DQ Mixed 424 513
312% 415 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,682,468 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0256G PCIe 251GB Builds (Compare 205 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Apple MacBookPro12,1

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