Average Bench: 167% (122nd of 1058)

Based on 723 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-256M9PeGN

Outstanding average bench

The Plextor PX-256M9PeGN 256GB averaged 67.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor PX-256M9PeGN 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 436MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,657MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor PX-256M9PeGN 256GB is 98.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Plextor PX-256M9PeGN 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 232MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 723 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,004 Read 1,657 1,982
153 Write 710 1,037
182 Mixed 707 1,087
128 SusWrite 232 286
181% 827 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.9 4K Read 48.6 61.3
35.2 4K Write 101 153
26.4 4K Mixed 59.7 81.4
203% 69.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
398 DQ Read 663 780
90.2 DQ Write 420 935
141 DQ Mixed 436 707
354% 507 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 169 166 177 182 183 MB/s
Read 1911
Write 600
Mixed 913
SusWrite 210
199% 909 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 69.3
229% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 784
DQ Write 448
DQ Mixed 427
368% 553 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 1.04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 268 257 269 249 256 MB/s
Read 1,912
Write 1,034
Mixed 1,070
SusWrite 293
238% 1,077 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 61.1
199% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 772
DQ Write 621
DQ Mixed 694
520% 696 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 200 153 130 131 111 MB/s
Read 1,853
Write 256
Mixed 496
SusWrite 167
149% 693 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 65.8
205% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 761
DQ Write 601
DQ Mixed 369
361% 577 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 240 180 184 181 188 MB/s
Read 1,994
Write 788
Mixed 479
SusWrite 198
188% 865 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 56.3
215% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 476
DQ Write 444
DQ Mixed 291
265% 404 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 190 191 157 213 187 MB/s
Read 1,903
Write 786
Mixed 509
SusWrite 192
185% 847 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 60.6
206% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 551
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 414
304% 406 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 180 172 162 149 158 MB/s
Read 1,222
Write 1,022
Mixed 792
SusWrite 168
178% 801 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 67.3
210% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 744
DQ Write 451
DQ Mixed 656
473% 617 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 262 261 250 262 262 MB/s
Read 1,706
Write 267
Mixed 384
SusWrite 258
141% 654 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 39.2
133% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 479
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 326
257% 362 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,338,611 SSDs tested.

Typical PX-256M9PeGN 256GB Builds (Compare 41,296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297

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