Average Bench: 90.3% (314th of 1058)

Based on 197 user benchmarks.  Model: 256GB

Excellent average bench

The 256GB 253GB averaged just 9.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the 256GB 253GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 256GB 253GB is 43.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the 256GB 253GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 322MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 340MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 197 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 476 519
288 Write 367 448
252 Mixed 340 476
166 SusWrite 322 416
84.3% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 29.1 37.8
35.8 4K Write 70.1 102
19.2 4K Mixed 36.8 50.5
128% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 DQ Read 246 305
85.7 DQ Write 255 323
20.1 DQ Mixed 153 219
142% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
107GB free
Firmware: Q0303B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 413 414 414 415 414 MB/s
Read 514
Write 412
Mixed 354
SusWrite 414
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 47.1
159% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 218
187% 273 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: O1225L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 314 315 316 316 317 MB/s
Read 520
Write 316
Mixed 308
SusWrite 314
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 46.3
164% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 189
170% 257 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: O1026A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 410 344 188 104 105 MB/s
Read 513
Write 404
Mixed 365
SusWrite 260
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 50
170% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 212
181% 266 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: O1225L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 307 306 306 306 306 MB/s
Read 486
Write 307
Mixed 287
SusWrite 306
77% 347 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 39.7
144% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 187
168% 252 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O0618A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 368 386 419 424 423 MB/s
Read 474
Write 420
Mixed 343
SusWrite 382
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 36.6
119% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 210
180% 265 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1225L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 246 264 310 258 262 MB/s
Read 474
Write 309
Mixed 276
SusWrite 270
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 37
130% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 188
166% 248 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: O1026A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 160 126 119 126 112 MB/s
Read 506
Write 406
Mixed 157
SusWrite 165
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 36.8
4K Mixed 41.8
126% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 98.9
128% 228 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,325,179 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB 253GB Builds (Compare 946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: CCL Customised AMD Zen Bundles Motherboard Bundle

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $544

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