Average Bench: 151% (124th of 1026)

Based on 571 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0256G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB averaged 51.3% 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 431MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,185MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB is 122%. 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 71.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 571 samples)
Min Avg Max
628 Read 1,185 1,503
314 Write 839 1,206
283 Mixed 587 776
256 SusWrite 749 1,184
188% 840 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 36.3 43.2
14.1 4K Write 71.8 120
12.3 4K Mixed 31.5 53.2
133% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
274 DQ Read 512 631
183 DQ Write 328 396
227 DQ Mixed 431 518
318% 424 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ13A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 934 856 820 817 732 692 MB/s
Read 1,422
Write 955
Mixed 774
SusWrite 808
221% 990 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 36.6
127% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 579
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 486
354% 467 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW8SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 854 816 788 769 726 674 MB/s
Read 1,365
Write 975
Mixed 681
SusWrite 771
212% 948 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 32.2
126% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 570
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 462
341% 454 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 913 1041 1021 903 710 667 MB/s
Read 1,107
Write 988
Mixed 660
SusWrite 876
204% 908 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 37.8
130% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 610
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 484
359% 482 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ33A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 579 715 750 769 704 684 MB/s
Read 1,162
Write 824
Mixed 562
SusWrite 700
181% 812 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 30.4
116% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 473
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 374
287% 394 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ33A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 776 812 902 831 822 821 MB/s
Read 1070
Write 935
Mixed 626
SusWrite 827
194% 865 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 17.1
72% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 493
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 454
337% 447 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 639 561 595 593 578 546 MB/s
Read 923
Write 732
Mixed 632
SusWrite 585
161% 718 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 31.5
125% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 521
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 486
339% 430 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXZ33A0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 403 346 285 441 459 MB/s
Read 802
Write 654
Mixed 503
SusWrite 401
132% 590 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 27.6
101% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 276
207% 275 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,429,654 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0256G PCIe 251GB Builds (Compare 816 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Apple MacBookPro12,1

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