Average Bench: 126% (132nd of 1003)

Based on 2,217 user benchmarks.  Model: PC401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB averaged 25.8% 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 303MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 953MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB is 87.8%. 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 261MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 443MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,217 samples)
Min Avg Max
477 Read 953 1,271
102 Write 443 781
161 Mixed 632 1,033
97.7 SusWrite 261 329
127% 572 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 38.4 49.1
61.2 4K Write 99.8 142
26.1 4K Mixed 46.6 67.3
171% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
286 DQ Read 506 604
107 DQ Write 359 751
134 DQ Mixed 303 634
262% 389 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 307 313 313 314 315 MB/s
Read 1,248
Write 758
Mixed 999
SusWrite 319
185% 831 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 61.4
211% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 602
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 342
351% 564 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 312 316 316 317 316 MB/s
Read 1,253
Write 478
Mixed 923
SusWrite 316
164% 743 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 40.5
194% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 504
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 400
298% 401 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 316 318 318 318 319 MB/s
Read 914
Write 621
Mixed 829
SusWrite 326
150% 673 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 58
198% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 601
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 613
427% 538 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 309 313 312 313 313 MB/s
Read 971
Write 561
Mixed 443
SusWrite 310
126% 571 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 40.4
170% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 487
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 295
246% 360 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 264 278 280 276 279 MB/s
Read 933
Write 609
Mixed 1,015
SusWrite 279
159% 709 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 44.5
166% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 497
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 316
256% 369 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80004E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 310 314 316 315 317 MB/s
Read 717
Write 714
Mixed 771
SusWrite 315
141% 629 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 51.2
172% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 599
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 310
268% 404 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 275 253 274 303 301 MB/s
Read 738
Write 126
Mixed 316
SusWrite 274
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 39.8
156% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 91.7
87% 133 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,196,174 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe SK hynix 256GB Builds (Compare 6,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $808

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