Average Bench: 128% (138th of 1011)

Based on 3,133 user benchmarks.  Model: PC401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB averaged 28.0% 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 283MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 987MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pc401 NVMe SK hynix 256GB is 91.6%. 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 247MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 400MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
488 Read 987 1,291
82.3 Write 400 759
146 Mixed 592 1,032
90.2 SusWrite 247 328
123% 556 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 42.5 50
58.9 4K Write 105 145
24.2 4K Mixed 46.9 69
180% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
261 DQ Read 501 604
99.1 DQ Write 331 728
120 DQ Mixed 283 632
247% 372 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 342 315 316 316 315 MB/s
Read 1,266
Write 657
Mixed 1,022
SusWrite 322
182% 817 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 69.7
241% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 602
DQ Write 724
DQ Mixed 325
339% 550 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 316 316 316 317 316 MB/s
Read 1,236
Write 681
Mixed 991
SusWrite 317
179% 806 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 52.7
174% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 603
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 306
280% 433 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80007E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 309 311 309 308 310 MB/s
Read 1,159
Write 692
Mixed 967
SusWrite 307
174% 781 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 39.5
166% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 463
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 273
232% 344 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80004E00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 270 249 230 271 284 MB/s
Read 912
Write 162
Mixed 286
SusWrite 255
88% 404 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 40.9
160% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 470
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 200
184% 291 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe SK hynix 256GB Builds (Compare 8,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $752

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