Average Bench: 151% (111th of 1011)

Based on 196 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 564MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 689MB/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 377MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 196 samples)
Min Avg Max
508 Read 1,099 1,816
267 Write 829 1,002
326 Mixed 788 1,082
193 SusWrite 377 532
173% 773 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 38.6 47.7
52.7 4K Write 106 161
21.7 4K Mixed 47 63.4
175% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
349 DQ Read 645 712
257 DQ Write 689 1,002
171 DQ Mixed 564 719
453% 633 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 988 489 301 300 300 300 MB/s
Read 1,395
Write 1,000
Mixed 1,039
SusWrite 446
216% 970 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.3
197% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 707
DQ Write 675
DQ Mixed 713
529% 698 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 737 769 350 80 94 112 MB/s
Read 796
Write 828
Mixed 768
SusWrite 357
154% 687 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 40.6
129% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 700
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 591
474% 664 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 599 9.8 11 317 128 147 MB/s
Read 652
Write 716
Mixed 673
SusWrite 202
126% 561 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 28.8
85% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 720
DQ Mixed 594
479% 672 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,525,148 SSDs tested.

Typical PCIe SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 17,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming - $650

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $650

Popular PCIe SSD 256GB systems:

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