Average Bench: 128% (136th of 1011)

Based on 3,004 user benchmarks.  Model: PC401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB averaged 27.7% 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 981MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB is 88.9%. 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 252MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 418MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,004 samples)
Min Avg Max
458 Read 981 1,287
84.8 Write 418 773
146 Mixed 595 1,027
92.7 SusWrite 252 329
124% 561 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 43.6 50.1
54 4K Write 102 146
22 4K Mixed 46.2 69
180% 64.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 500 604
98.1 DQ Write 328 719
121 DQ Mixed 293 633
251% 374 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 357 316 316 317 318 MB/s
Read 1047
Write 575
Mixed 1,016
SusWrite 324
165% 740 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 68.6
228% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 599
DQ Write 705
DQ Mixed 318
332% 541 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80003E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 317 310 309 310 310 MB/s
Read 1,093
Write 764
Mixed 960
SusWrite 312
175% 782 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 59.8
206% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 590
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 290
258% 397 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 293 280 255 245 245 MB/s
Read 938
Write 703
Mixed 893
SusWrite 273
157% 702 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 49.4
188% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 509
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 271
237% 359 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 159 158 161 208 270 MB/s
Read 1,028
Write 86.8
Mixed 235
SusWrite 187
83% 384 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 41
180% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 469
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 198
178% 278 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80006E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 206 200 201 212 198 MB/s
Read 950
Write 291
Mixed 360
SusWrite 198
98% 450 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 43.3
171% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 472
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 252
217% 327 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 104 101 109 86 99 MB/s
Read 864
Write 66
Mixed 123
SusWrite 97.5
61% 288 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 37.2
130% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 471
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 142
142% 239 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,503,312 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe SK hynix 256GB Builds (Compare 7,593 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $848

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