Average Bench: 74.5% (568th of 1058)

Based on 493 user benchmarks.  Model: Intel Optane+238GBSSD

Good average bench

The Intel Optane+238G 256GB averaged 25.5% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 182MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 44.3MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Optane+238G 256GB is 68.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Intel Optane+238G 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 287MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 493 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 472 588
109 Write 287 447
27.4 Mixed 303 436
40.3 SusWrite 113 307
65.2% 294 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 44.3 86.8
7.28 4K Write 47 92.1
7.96 4K Mixed 29.1 50.6
129% 40.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
92.1 DQ Read 275 438
29.9 DQ Write 216 396
41.1 DQ Mixed 182 293
153% 224 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 18 73 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 441
Write 326
Mixed 384
SusWrite 49
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 35.1
111% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 189
136% 173 MB/s
493 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,569,915 SSDs tested.

Typical Optane+238G 256GB Builds (Compare 1,740 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP Laptop 15-dy1xxx


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