Average Bench: 64% (740th of 1058)

Based on 737 user benchmarks.  Model: Apacer AST280 120GB

Above average average bench

The Apacer AST280 120GB averaged 35.9% 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 89.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apacer AST280 120GB is 51.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Apacer AST280 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 256MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 737 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 433 501
114 Write 297 414
27.5 Mixed 256 389
42.5 SusWrite 143 372
62.8% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 27.6 39
11.8 4K Write 59.3 97.2
1.28 4K Mixed 21.1 43.2
100% 36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
101 DQ Read 183 289
19.3 DQ Write 195 316
4.1 DQ Mixed 89.9 229
95% 156 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: APMB601K
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 348 136 70 82 136 MB/s
Read 484
Write 435
Mixed 423
SusWrite 201
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 64.2
4K Mixed 41.3
148% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 260
192% 253 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: V3.33.S
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 427 426 424 346 133 MB/s
Read 479
Write 382
Mixed 344
SusWrite 364
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 16.4
114% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 26.6
62% 127 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: R0412A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 52 54 47 49 52 MB/s
Read 500
Write 426
Mixed 405
SusWrite 69
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 79
4K Mixed 3.7
97% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 6.5
70% 157 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AP613PE0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 39 44 44 26 11 MB/s
Read 310
Write 17
Mixed 263
SusWrite 47.7
35% 160 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 1.6
63% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 97.9
118% 204 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,053,184 SSDs tested.

Typical AST280 120GB Builds (Compare 17,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock A320M-HDV R4.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $335

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