Average Bench: 67.4% (666th of 1037)

Based on 617 user benchmarks.  Model: Apacer AST280 240GB

Above average average bench

The Apacer AST280 240GB averaged 32.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 99.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apacer AST280 240GB is 64.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apacer AST280 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 256MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 617 samples)
Min Avg Max
333 Read 445 510
84.8 Write 310 448
24.3 Mixed 256 411
38 SusWrite 155 382
64.9% 292 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.2 4K Read 27 38.6
13.9 4K Write 60.6 110
1.09 4K Mixed 23.6 44.1
103% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
76.4 DQ Read 200 311
18.6 DQ Write 213 327
1.24 DQ Mixed 99.3 265
104% 171 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AP613PE0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 3.6 0.5 206 148 59 MB/s
Read 481
Write 360
Mixed 324
SusWrite 71.5
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 43
159% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 81.1
123% 230 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190505
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 201 129 112 111 162 MB/s
Read 382
Write 230
Mixed 222
SusWrite 156
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 8.7
4K Write 67.8
4K Mixed 23.7
79% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 158
111% 141 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AP612PE0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 191 60 74 91 68 MB/s
Read 430
Write 288
Mixed 282
SusWrite 114
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 1.9
75% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 16.9
DQ Mixed 16
32% 70 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0412A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 62 43 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 441
Write 391
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 75.3
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 27.2
4K Mixed 1.1
55% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 1.3
37% 89.8 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AP613PE0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 90 56 29 59 56 MB/s
Read 438
Write 340
Mixed 197
SusWrite 70.4
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 25.9
40% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 82.8
DQ Mixed 39.6
36% 51.8 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0412A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 45 38 38 43 35 MB/s
Read 394
Write 350
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 62.1
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 15.6
4K Mixed 9.3
46% 14 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 13.2
DQ Mixed 9.7
25% 57.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,585,560 SSDs tested.

Typical AST280 240GB Builds (Compare 6,009 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $309

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