Average Bench: 77.3% (532nd of 1074)

Based on 9,229 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD 256GB

Good average bench

The SSD 256GB 256GB averaged 22.6% 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 124MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 286MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB 256GB is 133%. 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 270MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 190MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
290 Read 570 1,646
117 Write 415 1,073
42.6 Mixed 360 943
47 SusWrite 270 574
90.1% 404 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.1 4K Read 26.1 42.5
6.07 4K Write 59.7 112
0.4 4K Mixed 18.8 37.9
95.2% 34.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
76 DQ Read 190 505
86.5 DQ Write 286 743
7.34 DQ Mixed 124 411
126% 200 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V0718B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 413 412 411 413 414 MB/s
Read 499
Write 430
Mixed 404
SusWrite 412
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 28.7
132% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 47.5
86% 164 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2227O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 347 350 352 174 17 MB/s
Read 474
Write 356
Mixed 351
SusWrite 234
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 12.2
127% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 92.2
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 13.4
52% 111 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 840C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 336 342 341 339 291 MB/s
Read 314
Write 349
Mixed 319
SusWrite 328
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 71
4K Mixed 29.9
110% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 191
145% 190 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FW201124
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 320 314 321 321 MB/s
Read 391
Write 344
Mixed 311
SusWrite 289
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 9.2
74% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 17.1
47% 98.4 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 19 36 36 19 28 MB/s
Read 503
Write 407
Mixed 21.4
SusWrite 61.9
54% 248 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 16.8
4K Mixed 0.4
43% 13.2 MB/s
DQ Read 72.9
DQ Write 16.9
DQ Mixed 0.5
12% 30.1 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FW201105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 60 75 58 48 65 MB/s
Read 320
Write 234
Mixed 248
SusWrite 63.8
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 10.4
4K Mixed 4.5
41% 11.5 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 22.5
DQ Mixed 15.6
31% 67.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,944,656 SSDs tested

Typical 256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 10,257 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H61

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $59

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