Average Bench: 123% (144th of 1011)

Based on 2,825 user benchmarks.  Model: PC401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB averaged 22.6% 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 293MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 935MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB is 90.8%. 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 250MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 405MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,825 samples)
Min Avg Max
459 Read 935 1,261
89 Write 405 770
145 Mixed 590 1,028
83.6 SusWrite 250 331
121% 545 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 4K Read 38.2 48.7
56.1 4K Write 97.7 136
23.8 4K Mixed 45.5 66.3
168% 60.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
255 DQ Read 497 604
92.7 DQ Write 332 728
125 DQ Mixed 293 633
252% 374 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 315 316 314 315 315 MB/s
Read 1,182
Write 566
Mixed 1,006
SusWrite 316
171% 767 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 53.8
175% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 590
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 279
261% 410 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 225 217 216 214 203 MB/s
Read 1,082
Write 213
Mixed 326
SusWrite 215
100% 459 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 53.6
215% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 479
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 318
245% 341 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 333 318 318 317 318 MB/s
Read 896
Write 694
Mixed 870
SusWrite 317
156% 694 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 52.6
178% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 604
DQ Write 464
DQ Mixed 331
302% 466 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80002E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 309 315 310 313 313 MB/s
Read 939
Write 668
Mixed 959
SusWrite 316
161% 720 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 56.7
185% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 47.5
45% 66.4 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80004E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 256 253 234 236 233 227 MB/s
Read 842
Write 220
Mixed 257
SusWrite 240
85% 390 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 30.7
150% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 258
220% 329 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM11.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 232 213 212 208 214 MB/s
Read 632
Write 249
Mixed 296
SusWrite 217
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 26.4
143% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 403
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 285
223% 312 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 216 209 202 263 251 MB/s
Read 387
Write 136
Mixed 246
SusWrite 222
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 19.8
4K Mixed 21.1
63% 19.2 MB/s
DQ Read 401
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 306
218% 285 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,734,081 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe SK hynix 256GB Builds (Compare 6,919 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $838

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