Average Bench: 75.9% (544th of 1059)

Based on 7,837 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD 256GB

Good average bench

The SSD 256GB 256GB averaged 24.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SSD 256GB 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 109MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 279MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB 256GB is 130%. 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 264MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 17.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,837 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 550 1,640
31.7 Write 394 1,148
19.7 Mixed 341 959
45.8 SusWrite 264 531
86.4% 387 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.4 4K Read 26.5 46.5
6.73 4K Write 63.1 130
1 4K Mixed 17.2 38.9
95.6% 35.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
72.7 DQ Read 192 509
48.6 DQ Write 279 726
1.1 DQ Mixed 109 429
118% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 224 136 181 231 429 MB/s
Read 1145
Write 717
Mixed 510
SusWrite 271
146% 661 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 25.7
144% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 691
DQ Write 546
DQ Mixed 274
299% 504 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2227I
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 398 421 45 45 341 MB/s
Read 482
Write 446
Mixed 367
SusWrite 267
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 11.4
127% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 16.4
54% 116 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: S1024A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 62 56 47 55 56 MB/s
Read 496
Write 438
Mixed 406
SusWrite 86.6
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 26.7
134% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 38.2
91% 183 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: FW200828
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 6.3 55 4.1 13 20 MB/s
Read 479
Write 418
Mixed 361
SusWrite 27.6
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 14.7
126% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 11.3
42% 91.5 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FW201105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 326 302 312 321 335 MB/s
Read 326
Write 297
Mixed 268
SusWrite 317
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 29
4K Mixed 6.3
40% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 15.6
58% 124 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,487 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 5,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H61

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $160

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