Average Bench: 69.7% (629th of 1034)

Based on 1,340 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD 256GB

Above average average bench

The SSD 256GB 256GB averaged 30.2% 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-64Thread Write Speed 258MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 563MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB 256GB is 123%. 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 222MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 13.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,340 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 563 1,446
76.4 Write 403 989
9.27 Mixed 306 867
41.3 SusWrite 222 419
83.2% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 4K Read 25.5 44.4
3.97 4K Write 61.5 138
0.3 4K Mixed 13.9 30.7
88.9% 33.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 DQ Read 186 611
7.42 DQ Write 258 598
0.4 DQ Mixed 66.4 349
93.6% 170 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 19 94 9.1 109 18 MB/s
Read 422
Write 239
Mixed 244
SusWrite 80
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 13.1
58% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 81
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 36.4
73% 140 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0413A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 73 62 36 65 62 MB/s
Read 385
Write 323
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 103
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 22
4K Mixed 1.2
29% 11.2 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 63.5
DQ Mixed 31
38% 69.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,501,426 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 1,707 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: To Intel X79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $170

Popular 256GB 256GB compatible motherboards:

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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