Average Bench: 151% (110th of 1011)

Based on 209 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PCIe SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB averaged 50.9% 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 565MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 691MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PCIe SSD 256GB is 95.2%. 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 Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 209 samples)
Min Avg Max
519 Read 1,100 1,823
273 Write 835 1,002
319 Mixed 792 1,081
191 SusWrite 373 531
173% 775 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.4 4K Read 38.7 47.8
53.2 4K Write 106 162
22.9 4K Mixed 47.3 64.6
176% 64.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
322 DQ Read 644 713
258 DQ Write 691 1,002
175 DQ Mixed 565 719
453% 633 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 911 300 300 300 301 299 MB/s
Read 1,432
Write 990
Mixed 1,081
SusWrite 402
218% 976 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 65.6
228% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 712
DQ Write 969
DQ Mixed 716
576% 799 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 767 429 273 275 275 275 MB/s
Read 1,322
Write 1,078
Mixed 1,051
SusWrite 382
214% 959 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 69.5
225% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 788
DQ Write 687
DQ Mixed 790
578% 755 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 890 302 304 305 305 305 MB/s
Read 1,081
Write 1,003
Mixed 924
SusWrite 402
191% 852 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 56.3
203% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 715
DQ Write 1,008
DQ Mixed 719
583% 814 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 878 267 268 269 270 269 MB/s
Read 597
Write 803
Mixed 657
SusWrite 370
137% 607 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 75.9
265% 99.6 MB/s
DQ Read 718
DQ Write 1,060
DQ Mixed 804
632% 861 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 889 298 297 300 300 301 MB/s
Read 1,306
Write 996
Mixed 1,065
SusWrite 397
210% 941 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 33.9
175% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 431
DQ Write 818
DQ Mixed 715
517% 655 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical PCIe SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 10,722 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $332

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