Average Bench: 71.2% (595th of 1026)

Based on 1,381 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD

Good average bench

The SSD 256GB averaged 28.7% 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 144MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB is 54.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 272MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
271 Read 393 483
99.9 Write 272 418
85.7 Mixed 282 373
53.3 SusWrite 175 417
62.6% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.2 4K Read 28.4 39.9
18.3 4K Write 64.3 92.8
9.45 4K Mixed 28.6 42.1
114% 40.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.7 DQ Read 225 318
25.6 DQ Write 238 335
15.9 DQ Mixed 144 212
133% 203 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free
Firmware: SBFM91.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 323 431 445 443 447 MB/s
Read 424
Write 302
Mixed 303
SusWrite 422
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 34.4
140% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 193
185% 289 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 102 103 108 106 105 MB/s
Read 456
Write 252
Mixed 330
SusWrite 142
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 42.5
159% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 199
171% 249 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 233 106 105 106 108 MB/s
Read 460
Write 277
Mixed 327
SusWrite 176
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 39.7
144% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 206
176% 256 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM11.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 113 123 59 93 49 MB/s
Read 466
Write 345
Mixed 368
SusWrite 99.4
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 69.5
4K Mixed 33.1
133% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 121
144% 248 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFMBB.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 261 283 280 254 197 MB/s
Read 378
Write 210
Mixed 241
SusWrite 254
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 13.6
4K Write 19
4K Mixed 14.2
49% 15.6 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 20.1
DQ Mixed 31.7
36% 66.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,419,242 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 1,777 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Dell Inspiron 3593

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