Average Bench: 72.7% (546th of 1012)

Based on 9 user benchmarks.  Model: 2-Power SSD2042B 256GB

Good average bench

The 2-power SSD2042B 256GB averaged 27.3% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 2-power SSD2042B 256GB is 36.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the 2-power SSD2042B 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 237MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 269MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9 samples)
Min Avg Max
210 Read 352 504
50.2 Write 269 442
204 Mixed 282 347
71.4 SusWrite 237 423
63.9% 285 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 4K Read 26.8 40.7
35.6 4K Write 67 98.8
3.95 4K Mixed 23.6 38
106% 39.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.5 DQ Read 226 310
61.9 DQ Write 264 323
13.3 DQ Mixed 129 217
129% 206 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: FW190712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 421 424 420 424 423 MB/s
Read 328
Write 432
Mixed 347
SusWrite 423
87% 382 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 17.6
136% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 22
85% 187 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM81.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 283 288 280 280 278 MB/s
Read 412
Write 266
Mixed 263
SusWrite 282
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 38
134% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 217
189% 279 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM81.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 283 272 295 294 292 MB/s
Read 393
Write 280
Mixed 266
SusWrite 281
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 35.6
4K Mixed 21.9
77% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 209
182% 268 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: SBFM91.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 115 117 121 119 120 MB/s
Read 354
Write 282
Mixed 271
SusWrite 132
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 17.5
99% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 168
157% 240 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 103 103 101 105 95 MB/s
Read 247
Write 105
Mixed 341
SusWrite 144
47% 209 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 30.4
118% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 61.9
DQ Mixed 32.9
29% 42.1 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM91.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 90 29 51 48 36 MB/s
Read 318
Write 265
Mixed 254
SusWrite 71.4
51% 227 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 23.1
88% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 101
108% 180 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,095,704 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD2042B 256GB Builds (Compare 7,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $95

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