Average Bench: 150% (111th of 1011)

Based on 560 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0256G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB averaged 50.5% 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 315MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,307MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB is 95.1%. 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 63.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 27.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 560 samples)
Min Avg Max
703 Read 1,307 1,845
446 Write 872 1,201
405 Mixed 760 1,292
354 SusWrite 765 1,208
207% 926 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 4K Read 31.3 42
20.3 4K Write 63.2 115
8.34 4K Mixed 27.1 47.6
116% 40.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 DQ Read 387 630
31.9 DQ Write 276 395
9.43 DQ Mixed 315 514
240% 326 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW3SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 902 906 971 877 853 894 MB/s
Read 1,251
Write 869
Mixed 544
SusWrite 900
199% 891 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 30.6
4K Mixed 27.8
92% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 579
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 487
360% 479 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1PA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 714 616 640 690 636 620 MB/s
Read 1,225
Write 932
Mixed 641
SusWrite 652
192% 862 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 31.5
118% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 629
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 509
375% 499 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0256G PCIe 251GB Builds (Compare 665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

System: Apple MacBookPro12,1

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