Average Bench: 36% (964th of 1058)

Based on 418 user benchmarks.  Model: SanDisk SSD U100 256GB

Poor average bench

The Sandisk U100 256GB averaged 64.0% 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. Sequential Read Speed 409MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 12.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Sandisk U100 256GB is 24.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Sandisk U100 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 9.14MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 31.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 418 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 409 458
22.3 Write 180 309
23.6 Mixed 128 330
16.1 SusWrite 152 301
47.9% 217 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.59 4K Read 12.5 17.8
3.81 4K Write 8.07 11.9
2.96 4K Mixed 6.12 10
31% 8.89 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 DQ Read 31.2 38.1
5.73 DQ Write 9.14 12
3.73 DQ Mixed 8.74 13.7
9.4% 16.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free
Firmware: 10.56.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 335 336 330 359 335 MB/s
Read 452
Write 350
Mixed 146
SusWrite 341
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 13.3
4K Mixed 11.2
51% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 12.1
DQ Mixed 13.7
12% 19.5 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.01.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 85 21 7.1 8 38 MB/s
Read 386
Write 258
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 61
42% 193 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 9.5
4K Mixed 7.5
32% 9.47 MB/s
DQ Read 36.2
DQ Write 8.6
DQ Mixed 6.8
9% 17.2 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 79 50 48 48 47 MB/s
Read 365
Write 227
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 69.1
40% 181 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 7.6
37% 10.1 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.01.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 26 43 68 129 233 MB/s
Read 378
Write 270
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 89.4
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 8.1
4K Mixed 7.1
23% 7.27 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 9.9
DQ Mixed 12.2
11% 16.9 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.01.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 27 21 21 20 19 MB/s
Read 399
Write 40
Mixed 18
SusWrite 22.4
25% 120 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 8.4
34% 9.4 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.01.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 19 19 13 12 13 MB/s
Read 302
Write 24.1
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 15.9
19% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 8.1
4K Mixed 8.4
32% 9.13 MB/s
DQ Read 36.1
DQ Write 10
DQ Mixed 12.4
12% 19.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,075,158 SSDs tested.

Typical U100 256GB Builds (Compare 199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: Asus UX31E

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