Average Bench: 71% (636th of 1058)

Based on 3,658 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 256GB averaged 29.0% 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 138MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB is 58.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
287 Read 403 492
103 Write 285 426
71.2 Mixed 288 379
52.9 SusWrite 167 393
63.8% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.99 4K Read 27.7 39
18.3 4K Write 66.2 97.7
6.5 4K Mixed 28.7 42.4
114% 40.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63.1 DQ Read 214 308
35.8 DQ Write 240 333
14.1 DQ Mixed 138 220
129% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFMBB.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 381 431 427 417 416 MB/s
Read 344
Write 190
Mixed 357
SusWrite 372
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 39.4
142% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 209
180% 261 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFME1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 136 157 150 151 149 MB/s
Read 320
Write 235
Mixed 224
SusWrite 174
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 34.6
133% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 194
169% 250 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFMJ1.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 305 6.4 6.8 6.7 342 MB/s
Read 396
Write 189
Mixed 336
SusWrite 172
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 31.1
110% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 172
135% 186 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0330A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 362 360 318 153 142 MB/s
Read 410
Write 338
Mixed 332
SusWrite 277
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 16.1
84% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 44.5
83% 157 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,296,391 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 28,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-S2H-CF - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $482

Popular SSD 256GB compatible motherboards:

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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