Average Bench: 84.7% (392nd of 1058)

Based on 240 user benchmarks.  Model: APPLE SSD SM0256F

Very good average bench

The Apple SM0256F 251GB averaged just 15.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Apple SM0256F 251GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 177MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 335MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apple SM0256F 251GB is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Apple SM0256F 251GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 45.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 240 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 506 602
279 Write 438 533
271 Mixed 343 410
268 SusWrite 429 551
96.4% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.3 4K Read 19.6 33.6
20.4 4K Write 45.7 82.2
15.6 4K Mixed 25 43
85.8% 30.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
127 DQ Read 335 446
59.4 DQ Write 197 253
70.7 DQ Mixed 177 227
156% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM2JA1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 513 503 515 475 453 457 MB/s
Read 559
Write 477
Mixed 351
SusWrite 486
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 40.7
4K Mixed 22.4
73% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 448
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 200
189% 300 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,241,167 SSDs tested.

Typical SM0256F 251GB Builds (Compare 76 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Apple MacBookPro11,2

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