Average Bench: 74.5% (518th of 1012)

Based on 247 user benchmarks.  Model: Patriot Blast

Good average bench

The Patriot Blast 960GB averaged 25.4% 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 90.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Patriot Blast 960GB is 55.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Patriot Blast 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 259MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 326MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 247 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 476 519
83.3 Write 330 492
187 Mixed 326 391
81.6 SusWrite 259 381
77.7% 348 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 26.1 34.2
20.6 4K Write 59.7 104
7.9 4K Mixed 19.8 43.1
96.4% 35.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.5 DQ Read 250 355
42.6 DQ Write 189 343
9.07 DQ Mixed 90.4 212
103% 177 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 441 327 272 264 308 MB/s
Read 472
Write 459
Mixed 368
SusWrite 339
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 44.1
158% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 206
189% 290 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 324 240 317 317 316 MB/s
Read 503
Write 480
Mixed 387
SusWrite 330
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 39.7
142% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 212
188% 284 MB/s
282GB free
Firmware: SAFM11.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 101 96 114 103 121 MB/s
Read 512
Write 416
Mixed 348
SusWrite 112
77% 347 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 39.3
116% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 19.9
79% 180 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 207 309 123 215 137 MB/s
Read 376
Write 305
Mixed 300
SusWrite 216
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 27.7
93% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 198
183% 283 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical Blast 960GB Builds (Compare 22,899 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,121

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