Average Bench: 110% (172nd of 1016)

Based on 90 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe GIGABYTE GP-GSM2

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme GIGABYTE GP-GSM2 256GB averaged 10.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme GIGABYTE GP-GSM2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 373MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 486MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme GIGABYTE GP-GSM2 256GB is 111%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme GIGABYTE GP-GSM2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 299MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 616MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 90 samples)
Min Avg Max
191 Read 616 979
203 Write 630 1,044
164 Mixed 585 933
88.6 SusWrite 299 719
120% 532 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.16 4K Read 30.8 44.9
52.6 4K Write 96 199
5.86 4K Mixed 38.8 63.6
147% 55.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
252 DQ Read 523 700
106 DQ Write 486 937
125 DQ Mixed 373 676
316% 461 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM00.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1060 504 311 314 314 314 MB/s
Read 1,005
Write 1,075
Mixed 948
SusWrite 469
197% 874 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 75.9
270% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 1,012
DQ Mixed 676
561% 795 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8TM14.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 279 258 255 141 252 MB/s
Read 852
Write 706
Mixed 363
SusWrite 250
121% 543 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 45.7
136% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 594
DQ Write 444
DQ Mixed 169
221% 402 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,547,042 SSDs tested.

Typical GIGABYTE GP-GSM2 256GB Builds (Compare 1,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 56%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: MSI H310M PRO-M2 (MS-7B28)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $470

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