Average Bench: 44.3% (885th of 1037)

Based on 31 user benchmarks.  Model: Mercury Electra 3G SSD
Poor: 25%Average: 44.3% Great: 61%

Below average average bench

The Mercury Electra 3G SSD 500GB averaged 55.6% 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 Random Read Speed 22.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 46.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mercury Electra 3G SSD 500GB is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mercury Electra 3G SSD 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 120MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 20.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31 samples)
Min Avg Max
205 Read 248 266
104 Write 214 242
24.5 Mixed 201 250
61.4 SusWrite 120 238
43.8% 196 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 22.3 27.8
1.9 4K Write 46.2 89.9
0 4K Mixed 14.1 23.8
76.5% 27.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 103 146
12.4 DQ Write 122 188
0.5 DQ Mixed 20.7 34.3
41% 81.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0522A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 192 6.3 13 7.3 129 MB/s
Read 260
Write 233
Mixed 231
SusWrite 93.6
46% 204 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 22.5
115% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 28.9
52% 101 MB/s
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0522A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 95 2.7 2 36 5.1 MB/s
Read 253
Write 233
Mixed 219
SusWrite 61.4
43% 192 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 22.6
4K Mixed 14.1
62% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 66.1
DQ Write 21.6
DQ Mixed 18.6
20% 35.4 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: R0522A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.1 239 202 5.6 34 19 MB/s
Read 254
Write 209
Mixed 222
SusWrite 83.8
43% 192 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 14
4K Mixed 1.2
44% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 18.1
DQ Mixed 1.4
20% 52 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q1115A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 177 1.5 2.2 11 19 MB/s
Read 248
Write 230
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 66.6
32% 142 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 13.2
4K Mixed 0.9
38% 11.3 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 15.1
DQ Mixed 1.1
18% 45.7 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q1115A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 2.7 223 210 6 4.3 MB/s
Read 256
Write 237
Mixed 232
SusWrite 76.6
45% 200 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.4
40% 10 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: R0522A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.8 88 241 13 75 18 MB/s
Read 255
Write 210
Mixed 223
SusWrite 73.5
43% 190 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 6.9
4K Mixed 0.5
40% 10.3 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0522A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.7 118 215 116 6 103 MB/s
Read 256
Write 133
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 93.5
28% 127 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 1.2
32% 8.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,580,548 SSDs tested.

Typical Electra 3G SSD 500GB Builds (Compare 210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $210

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