Average Bench: 96.6% (255th of 1058)

Based on 1,572 user benchmarks.  Model: Skhynix BC501 NVMe 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Skhynix BC501 NVMe 256GB averaged just 3.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Skhynix BC501 NVMe 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 333MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 464MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Skhynix BC501 NVMe 256GB is 67.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Skhynix BC501 NVMe 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 271MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 305MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,572 samples)
Min Avg Max
386 Read 626 892
149 Write 344 565
202 Mixed 305 466
101 SusWrite 271 371
85.8% 386 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13 4K Read 30.1 39.3
36.7 4K Write 80.3 113
12.8 4K Mixed 31.6 51.2
129% 47.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
264 DQ Read 464 537
78.2 DQ Write 260 527
92.7 DQ Mixed 333 570
255% 352 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 365 370 371 372 373 MB/s
Read 728
Write 541
Mixed 397
SusWrite 383
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 38.5
182% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 505
DQ Write 703
DQ Mixed 418
368% 542 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 309 295 278 284 280 MB/s
Read 742
Write 426
Mixed 343
SusWrite 308
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52
176% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 556
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 414
307% 414 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 297 317 309 319 343 MB/s
Read 850
Write 277
Mixed 264
SusWrite 318
94% 427 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 36.9
151% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 490
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 336
266% 375 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 356 320 342 331 338 MB/s
Read 457
Write 546
Mixed 323
SusWrite 334
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 39.9
155% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 526
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 578
388% 473 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 154 154 154 151 148 MB/s
Read 497
Write 166
Mixed 246
SusWrite 153
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 32.3
128% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 497
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 249
212% 318 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 215 226 224 219 209 MB/s
Read 385
Write 282
Mixed 249
SusWrite 219
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 20.1
115% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 483
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 310
249% 356 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 131 119 118 116 115 MB/s
Read 530
Write 106
Mixed 234
SusWrite 125
54% 249 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 16.4
110% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 485
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 271
226% 333 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80000C00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 268 308 297 312 311 MB/s
Read 153
Write 279
Mixed 232
SusWrite 298
55% 241 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 16.8
82% 33.1 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 236
182% 248 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,385,108 SSDs tested.

Typical BC501 NVMe 256GB Builds (Compare 2,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 6

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