Average Bench: 66% (659th of 1011)

Based on 333 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD 256GB

Above average average bench

The SSD 256GB 256GB averaged 34.0% 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. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 497MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB 256GB is 85.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SSD 256GB 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 206MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 333 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 497 1,262
102 Write 369 459
10.1 Mixed 283 482
39.1 SusWrite 206 414
75.5% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12 4K Read 24.4 39
3.64 4K Write 58.3 133
0.3 4K Mixed 15.8 40.9
88.1% 32.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.7 DQ Read 163 391
12.8 DQ Write 221 334
0.4 DQ Mixed 56.5 211
80.4% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 411 408 413 414 92 MB/s
Read 483
Write 399
Mixed 400
SusWrite 358
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 23.4
101% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 99.7
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 38.4
80% 155 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FW190903
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 373 347 312 244 202 MB/s
Read 318
Write 400
Mixed 332
SusWrite 311
77% 340 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 15.3
100% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 22
83% 183 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0110A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 15 62 23 31 12 MB/s
Read 470
Write 185
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 37.4
39% 179 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 18.1
4K Mixed 0.4
32% 10.9 MB/s
DQ Read 88.2
DQ Write 24.6
DQ Mixed 0.5
15% 37.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 2,360 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
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System: Asus GL552JX

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