Average Bench: 88.7% (336th of 1058)

Based on 13 user benchmarks.  Model: ESA3SME2STSBT240GB
Poor: 79%Average: 88.7% Great: 106%

Very good average bench

The ESA3SME2STSBT240GB 240GB averaged just 11.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the ESA3SME2STSBT240GB 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 172MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 43MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ESA3SME2STSBT240GB 240GB is 26.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the ESA3SME2STSBT240GB 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 359MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13 samples)
Min Avg Max
397 Read 464 519
362 Write 416 474
126 Mixed 359 485
149 SusWrite 154 158
77.9% 348 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 4K Read 32.4 43.3
24.2 4K Write 72.9 116
23 4K Mixed 43 61.3
143% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.9 DQ Read 264 320
60.7 DQ Write 272 342
21.8 DQ Mixed 172 247
155% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0422C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 280 126 82 78 75 MB/s
Read 504
Write 364
Mixed 379
SusWrite 145
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 51.2
170% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 242
198% 282 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0422C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 273 129 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 491
Write 419
Mixed 371
SusWrite 149
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 50.5
168% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 245
201% 285 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0422C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 218 84 83 84 83 MB/s
Read 397
Write 362
Mixed 338
SusWrite 150
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 45.7
138% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 247
205% 294 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 213 83 79 90 85 MB/s
Read 408
Write 394
Mixed 360
SusWrite 155
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 41.9
134% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 240
201% 290 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0422C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 193 81 78 85 81 MB/s
Read 448
Write 405
Mixed 373
SusWrite 152
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 56.3
4K Mixed 37.5
123% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 244
208% 301 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,509,389 SSDs tested.

Typical ESA3SME2STSBT240GB 240GB Builds (Compare 40,334 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $921

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