Average Bench: 64.8% (731st of 1059)

Based on 1,071 user benchmarks.  Model: Colorful SL500 256GB

Above average average bench

The Colorful SL500 256GB averaged 35.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 67.6MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Colorful SL500 256GB is 60.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Colorful SL500 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 158MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,071 samples)
Min Avg Max
295 Read 434 506
32 Write 312 431
20.9 Mixed 267 395
23.5 SusWrite 158 394
65.2% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 26.6 38.5
9.2 4K Write 67.6 109
0.3 4K Mixed 20.1 41.9
102% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
66.9 DQ Read 147 248
15.4 DQ Write 210 323
0.4 DQ Mixed 51.2 196
74.4% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 142 142 143 143 141 MB/s
Read 445
Write 432
Mixed 362
SusWrite 167
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 24.9
119% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 36
74% 148 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FW210816
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 327 388 356 11 11 MB/s
Read 395
Write 335
Mixed 324
SusWrite 228
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 12.9
102% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 15.6
65% 140 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VA001CB6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 122 192 209 178 146 MB/s
Read 415
Write 378
Mixed 349
SusWrite 176
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 27.2
102% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 102
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 102
107% 169 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U1014A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 129 137 71 74 86 MB/s
Read 336
Write 204
Mixed 26
SusWrite 112
37% 169 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 21.3
113% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 27.7
80% 166 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: S1127B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 321 60 26 33 33 MB/s
Read 437
Write 309
Mixed 297
SusWrite 132
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 15.2
4K Mixed 12.6
54% 15.8 MB/s
DQ Read 59.5
DQ Write 15.5
DQ Mixed 15.8
17% 30.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,025,690 SSDs tested.

Typical SL500 256GB Builds (Compare 5,955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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