Average Bench: 124% (148th of 1016)

Based on 3,132 user benchmarks.  Model: PC401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB averaged 24.2% 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 970MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB is 87.7%. 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 231MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 354MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
496 Read 970 1,287
83 Write 354 746
137 Mixed 535 1,025
79.6 SusWrite 231 325
115% 523 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 42.2 49.8
57.1 4K Write 102 144
24.1 4K Mixed 45.5 68.6
176% 63.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
115 DQ Read 483 604
95.3 DQ Write 308 711
79.3 DQ Mixed 262 588
231% 351 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 313 315 315 316 316 MB/s
Read 1,210
Write 673
Mixed 1,014
SusWrite 332
180% 807 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 66.3
230% 83.7 MB/s
DQ Read 599
DQ Write 453
DQ Mixed 320
295% 457 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 232 205 163 176 161 MB/s
Read 1,059
Write 621
Mixed 913
SusWrite 202
156% 699 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 49.5
203% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 550
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 268
234% 357 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 224 243 156 248 241 MB/s
Read 1,154
Write 606
Mixed 871
SusWrite 221
158% 713 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 35.7
182% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 586
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 399
308% 428 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 150 151 130 110 122 MB/s
Read 782
Write 138
Mixed 193
SusWrite 136
68% 312 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.3
174% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 462
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 148
144% 239 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 267 244 263 229 251 MB/s
Read 878
Write 263
Mixed 350
SusWrite 276
97% 442 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 31.1
112% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 269
213% 297 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 238 232 235 195 144 MB/s
Read 862
Write 232
Mixed 305
SusWrite 211
88% 403 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 31.6
119% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 257
218% 324 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe SK hynix 256GB Builds (Compare 8,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $910

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