Average Bench: 153% (121st of 1026)

Based on 327 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB averaged 52.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 570MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 700MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB is 111%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 362MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 38.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 327 samples)
Min Avg Max
505 Read 1,089 1,751
280 Write 846 1,193
302 Mixed 804 1,138
164 SusWrite 362 532
173% 775 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.1 4K Read 38.9 49.8
54.9 4K Write 113 176
23.5 4K Mixed 50.4 73.5
184% 67.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
364 DQ Read 653 817
249 DQ Write 700 1,119
175 DQ Mixed 570 844
458% 641 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 269 269 256 264 269 MB/s
Read 1,526
Write 992
Mixed 1,096
SusWrite 276
216% 972 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 62.7
238% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 711
DQ Write 1,011
DQ Mixed 715
582% 812 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 848 420 302 303 298 303 MB/s
Read 1470
Write 1,000
Mixed 1,116
SusWrite 412
223% 1,000 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 59.9
215% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 718
580% 807 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 668 806 355 267 268 268 MB/s
Read 927
Write 851
Mixed 807
SusWrite 439
170% 756 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 52
195% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 705
DQ Write 716
DQ Mixed 593
478% 671 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,418,669 SSDs tested.

Typical PCIe SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 28,395 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $368

Popular PCIe SSD 256GB compatible motherboards:

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