Average Bench: 144% (150th of 1058)

Based on 731 user benchmarks.  Model: Asgard AN256NVMe-M.2/80

Outstanding average bench

The Asgard AN256NVMe-M.2/80 256GB averaged 43.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Asgard AN256NVMe-M.2/80 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 218MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,346MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Asgard AN256NVMe-M.2/80 256GB is 125%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Asgard AN256NVMe-M.2/80 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 337MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 29.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 731 samples)
Min Avg Max
618 Read 1,346 1,705
66.1 Write 711 1,180
76.7 Mixed 584 1,027
131 SusWrite 337 654
164% 744 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.5 4K Read 43.5 58
23.2 4K Write 108 205
8.3 4K Mixed 29.8 52.8
161% 60.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 504 780
39.1 DQ Write 496 961
9.57 DQ Mixed 218 548
241% 406 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0802C0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1192 1200 435 167 169 169 MB/s
Read 1,852
Write 1,204
Mixed 1,144
SusWrite 555
264% 1,189 MB/s
4K Read 65.1
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 55.4
276% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 791
DQ Write 1003
DQ Mixed 86.5
291% 627 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111H0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 514 502 175 121 138 122 MB/s
Read 1,689
Write 1,166
Mixed 1,001
SusWrite 262
228% 1,029 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 33.6
225% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 766
DQ Write 815
DQ Mixed 477
446% 686 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0802C0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 860 213 91 125 110 87 MB/s
Read 1,636
Write 1,010
Mixed 988
SusWrite 248
215% 970 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 38.6
210% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 409
DQ Write 909
DQ Mixed 53.7
214% 457 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0318A0G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 71 74 574 692 200 MB/s
Read 1,648
Write 57.7
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 281
110% 517 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 24.1
125% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 490
DQ Write 49.7
DQ Mixed 70.1
102% 203 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0802C0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 144 182 178 212 259 MB/s
Read 1,395
Write 146
Mixed 162
SusWrite 196
101% 475 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 30.3
152% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 10.3
75% 181 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111H0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 207 372 392 218 259 MB/s
Read 758
Write 574
Mixed 639
SusWrite 303
127% 568 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 18.7
101% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 640
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 415
327% 463 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0802C0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 156 291 180 146 320 MB/s
Read 361
Write 308
Mixed 317
SusWrite 196
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 22
153% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 36.2
90% 187 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,015,310 SSDs tested.

Typical AN256NVMe-M.2/80 256GB Builds (Compare 41,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $738

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