Average Bench: 82.7% (393rd of 1026)

Based on 202 user benchmarks.  Model: Intel Optane+238GBSSD

Very good average bench

The Intel Optane+238G 256GB averaged just 17.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Optane+238G 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 198MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 51.2MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Optane+238G 256GB is 70.6%. 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 124MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 246MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 202 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 471 592
74 Write 246 476
86.8 Mixed 285 470
24.5 SusWrite 124 340
62.3% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.9 4K Read 51.2 89.3
6.9 4K Write 51.5 102
6.5 4K Mixed 34 53.5
148% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
75.1 DQ Read 295 449
73.3 DQ Write 258 448
12.2 DQ Mixed 198 291
170% 250 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 142 144 125 222 116 MB/s
Read 432
Write 118
Mixed 182
SusWrite 148
48% 220 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 15.2
4K Mixed 6.5
57% 16.1 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 275
176% 202 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,547,422 SSDs tested.

Typical Optane+238G 256GB Builds (Compare 641 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 17%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 24%

System: HP Laptop 14-dq1xxx


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