Average Bench: 103% (215th of 1040)

Based on 2,480 user benchmarks.  Model: GIGABYTE GP-GSM2NE8256GNTD

Outstanding average bench

The Gigabyte NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 3.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Gigabyte NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 298MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 561MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Gigabyte NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 92.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Gigabyte NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 230MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 508MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,480 samples)
Min Avg Max
180 Read 604 862
141 Write 518 878
152 Mixed 508 826
58.6 SusWrite 230 560
104% 465 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.04 4K Read 30.3 42.7
41.6 4K Write 85.5 115
5.8 4K Mixed 37.9 52.1
140% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
258 DQ Read 561 698
152 DQ Write 429 691
133 DQ Mixed 298 602
277% 429 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8TM14.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 883 586 263 299 291 330 MB/s
Read 447
Write 708
Mixed 822
SusWrite 442
138% 605 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 52.4
191% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 695
DQ Write 502
DQ Mixed 466
384% 554 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8TM14.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 199 332 167 161 115 MB/s
Read 830
Write 862
Mixed 826
SusWrite 185
152% 676 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 49.2
181% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 208
220% 378 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8TM14.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 257 260 261 259 244 MB/s
Read 400
Write 315
Mixed 678
SusWrite 265
94% 415 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 48.1
175% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 618
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 297
262% 402 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,682,468 SSDs tested.


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Typical NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 23,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 88%
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Workstation 50%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $547

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