Average Bench: 149% (115th of 1011)

Based on 655 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0256G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB averaged 49.2% 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 220MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,386MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB is 91.1%. 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 55.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 24.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 655 samples)
Min Avg Max
790 Read 1,386 1,844
483 Write 889 1,203
482 Mixed 893 1,330
364 SusWrite 784 1,217
221% 988 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 4K Read 27 40.4
20.3 4K Write 55.9 115
8.27 4K Mixed 24.5 46.4
102% 35.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 DQ Read 288 628
23.9 DQ Write 231 392
8.75 DQ Mixed 220 511
175% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ13A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 699 714 628 578 557 592 MB/s
Read 1,388
Write 905
Mixed 777
SusWrite 628
206% 925 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 31.5
118% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 602
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 491
360% 478 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ33A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 851 921 926 875 875 885 MB/s
Read 1,126
Write 882
Mixed 646
SusWrite 889
198% 886 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 28.5
92% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 514
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 496
359% 467 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW3SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 640 631 582 568 541 505 MB/s
Read 1,150
Write 597
Mixed 582
SusWrite 578
161% 727 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 26.1
88% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 467
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 448
322% 416 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,818,428 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0256G PCIe 251GB Builds (Compare 606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
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System: Apple MacBookPro12,1

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