Average Bench: 67.9% (639th of 1021)

Based on 834 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD 256GB

Above average average bench

The SSD 256GB 256GB averaged 32.1% 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 575MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB 256GB is 127%. 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 193MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 14.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 834 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 575 1,574
95.8 Write 392 993
7.77 Mixed 278 838
31.2 SusWrite 193 423
79.8% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.6 4K Read 25.3 46.1
3.4 4K Write 57 144
0.2 4K Mixed 14.6 38
87.1% 32.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 DQ Read 207 736
6.6 DQ Write 241 688
0.3 DQ Mixed 72.1 334
96.4% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0629A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 201 168 191 177 204 MB/s
Read 1,606
Write 1,092
Mixed 1,003
SusWrite 211
217% 978 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 41.8
183% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 619
DQ Write 536
DQ Mixed 77.5
195% 411 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0318A0G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 329 176 168 546 799 MB/s
Read 1,299
Write 184
Mixed 104
SusWrite 392
107% 495 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 15.2
97% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 417
DQ Mixed 89.5
136% 250 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0226A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 391 376 378 382 383 MB/s
Read 430
Write 373
Mixed 353
SusWrite 379
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 56.6
4K Mixed 25.9
101% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 49.2
85% 163 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0226A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 361 371 387 387 389 MB/s
Read 446
Write 361
Mixed 366
SusWrite 367
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 22.8
96% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 50.3
85% 164 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0411D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 271 277 281 282 280 MB/s
Read 490
Write 284
Mixed 286
SusWrite 274
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 30.2
103% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 189
149% 204 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0413A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 160 127 143 127 128 MB/s
Read 370
Write 323
Mixed 298
SusWrite 166
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 1.1
28% 10.6 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 44.2
DQ Mixed 9.2
26% 56.5 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 184 5.1 98 3.2 3.7 MB/s
Read 424
Write 362
Mixed 7
SusWrite 58.1
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 9.9
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.3
18% 4.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,402,973 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 9,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $67

Popular 256GB 256GB compatible motherboards:

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