Average Bench: 119% (161st of 1030)

Based on 4,586 user benchmarks.  Model: PC401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB averaged 19.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 262MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 940MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB is 93.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 217MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 332MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,586 samples)
Min Avg Max
493 Read 940 1,282
82.1 Write 332 700
123 Mixed 501 1,022
72.9 SusWrite 217 327
110% 498 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 38 49.5
44.1 4K Write 98 144
24 4K Mixed 44 67.9
166% 60 MB/s
Min Avg Max
246 DQ Read 488 604
85.4 DQ Write 289 744
111 DQ Mixed 262 626
229% 346 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 342 316 314 310 311 MB/s
Read 1,324
Write 567
Mixed 1,015
SusWrite 324
179% 807 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 73
259% 96.7 MB/s
DQ Read 601
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 637
491% 662 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 350 312 312 312 311 MB/s
Read 1,277
Write 507
Mixed 1,022
SusWrite 319
173% 781 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 64.7
222% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 603
DQ Write 437
DQ Mixed 635
443% 558 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 130 131 133 113 172 MB/s
Read 933
Write 113
Mixed 200
SusWrite 130
74% 344 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 36.5
161% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 478
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 155
152% 252 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 126 112 100 103 105 MB/s
Read 820
Write 109
Mixed 232
SusWrite 114
69% 319 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 38.6
145% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 43.5
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 48.6
47% 72 MB/s
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 39 39 39 37 37 MB/s
Read 903
Write 64.8
Mixed 104
SusWrite 39.5
59% 278 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 28.6
124% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 467
DQ Write 59.2
DQ Mixed 73.9
102% 200 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 49 47 47 45 47 MB/s
Read 803
Write 46
Mixed 93.7
SusWrite 48.1
52% 248 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 28
120% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 64.8
DQ Mixed 96.2
114% 212 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80004E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 23 23 16 17 18 MB/s
Read 385
Write 65.7
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 22.6
30% 140 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 28.2
4K Mixed 20.7
72% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 87.6
DQ Write 57.2
DQ Mixed 70.7
53% 71.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,806,534 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe SK hynix 256GB Builds (Compare 1,831 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $745

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