Average Bench: 151% (116th of 1016)

Based on 533 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0256G

Outstanding average bench

The Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB averaged 50.9% 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 367MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,253MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0256G PCIe 251GB is 97.1%. 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 68.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 29.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 533 samples)
Min Avg Max
689 Read 1,253 1,776
455 Write 878 1,205
404 Mixed 698 1,264
361 SusWrite 770 1,206
201% 900 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 29.8 42.5
22.4 4K Write 68.9 118
10.4 4K Mixed 29.2 50.2
119% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 443 631
65.4 DQ Write 299 396
13 DQ Mixed 367 516
275% 369 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1JA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 895 900 1004 1028 1040 1040 MB/s
Read 1,296
Write 995
Mixed 648
SusWrite 984
220% 981 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 31.7
127% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 594
DQ Write 388
DQ Mixed 490
366% 491 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW1JA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 589 685 775 828 810 923 MB/s
Read 914
Write 901
Mixed 531
SusWrite 768
175% 778 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 34.5
115% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 355
255% 328 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW3SA0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 594 545 595 521 547 495 MB/s
Read 1,145
Write 721
Mixed 576
SusWrite 549
166% 748 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 23.2
102% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 481
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 393
295% 398 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0256G PCIe 251GB Builds (Compare 694 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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