Average Bench: 145% (110th of 1003)

Based on 119 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB averaged 44.9% 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 526MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 636MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB is 106%. 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 373MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 35.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 119 samples)
Min Avg Max
505 Read 1,033 1,860
256 Write 804 1,001
309 Mixed 760 1,075
211 SusWrite 373 533
166% 742 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 35.8 47.3
50.4 4K Write 104 175
20.3 4K Mixed 45.4 61.1
168% 61.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
248 DQ Read 627 711
250 DQ Write 636 997
64.8 DQ Mixed 526 718
424% 596 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 907 305 306 305 305 304 MB/s
Read 1,564
Write 962
Mixed 470
SusWrite 406
188% 850 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 44.8
172% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 703
DQ Write 607
DQ Mixed 682
504% 664 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 895 304 304 304 304 303 MB/s
Read 1,368
Write 980
Mixed 1,082
SusWrite 402
214% 958 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 55.2
191% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 565
DQ Mixed 709
510% 659 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 550 301 300 301 301 301 MB/s
Read 1125
Write 998
Mixed 932
SusWrite 342
190% 849 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 45.3
205% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 709
DQ Write 585
DQ Mixed 463
397% 586 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM11.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 231 248 228 200 219 MB/s
Read 444
Write 622
Mixed 561
SusWrite 268
107% 474 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 40.9
161% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 693
DQ Write 634
DQ Mixed 463
402% 596 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,812,225 SSDs tested.

Typical PCIe SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 4,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 129% - Outstanding Total price: $375

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