Average Bench: 128% (139th of 1012)

Based on 121 user benchmarks.  Model: Kingmax PCIe SSD 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Kingmax PCIe SSD 256GB averaged 27.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Kingmax PCIe SSD 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 501MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 603MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingmax PCIe SSD 256GB is 102%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Kingmax PCIe SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 341MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 121 samples)
Min Avg Max
410 Read 843 1,742
459 Write 775 1,045
347 Mixed 681 998
143 SusWrite 341 534
148% 660 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 32.5 44.3
42.3 4K Write 88 135
21.5 4K Mixed 40.9 58.8
148% 53.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
363 DQ Read 625 709
229 DQ Write 603 990
190 DQ Mixed 501 714
407% 576 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM00E2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1028 918 319 318 319 311 MB/s
Read 847
Write 1,040
Mixed 848
SusWrite 536
184% 818 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 36.6
121% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 1,022
DQ Mixed 465
462% 728 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 264 270 266 261 268 MB/s
Read 519
Write 632
Mixed 558
SusWrite 270
112% 495 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.2
193% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 717
DQ Write 530
DQ Mixed 298
311% 515 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 680 101 92 95 91 97 MB/s
Read 606
Write 830
Mixed 771
SusWrite 193
135% 600 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 45.3
177% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 685
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 464
412% 617 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM12.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 573 19 304 6 7.4 353 MB/s
Read 520
Write 534
Mixed 603
SusWrite 210
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 50.7
168% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 694
DQ Write 448
DQ Mixed 454
370% 532 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM11.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 248 194 209 194 207 MB/s
Read 617
Write 517
Mixed 463
SusWrite 232
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 35.6
120% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 637
DQ Write 549
DQ Mixed 497
399% 561 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM11.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 181 205 187 203 193 MB/s
Read 455
Write 454
Mixed 574
SusWrite 232
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 42.5
137% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 685
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 241
224% 361 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FM11.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 200 224 244 243 244 MB/s
Read 587
Write 231
Mixed 277
SusWrite 228
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 23.9
116% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 278
218% 305 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,944,221 SSDs tested.

Typical PCIe SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 1,503 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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