Average Bench: 61.4% (723rd of 1016)

Based on 503 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD 256GB

Above average average bench

The SSD 256GB 256GB averaged 38.6% 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 23.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 233MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB 256GB is 86.7%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 12.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 503 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 503 1,318
79 Write 366 457
9.2 Mixed 261 434
34.7 SusWrite 185 412
73.2% 329 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.8 4K Read 23.8 41.5
2.7 4K Write 52 120
0.2 4K Mixed 12.7 35
79.8% 29.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
52.5 DQ Read 169 418
6.53 DQ Write 233 559
0.4 DQ Mixed 49.9 214
79.9% 150 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 418 421 421 280 6.8 MB/s
Read 485
Write 402
Mixed 380
SusWrite 328
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 23.4
130% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 92.2
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 37.5
77% 149 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 269 74 56 42 52 MB/s
Read 462
Write 387
Mixed 372
SusWrite 124
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 28.4
134% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 45.7
90% 177 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 340 347 350 350 273 MB/s
Read 452
Write 342
Mixed 350
SusWrite 332
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 52
4K Mixed 17.2
80% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 100
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 21.5
58% 119 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0918A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 243 24 52 24 25 MB/s
Read 506
Write 378
Mixed 349
SusWrite 83.8
73% 329 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 0.4
89% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 98.2
DQ Write 18.7
DQ Mixed 0.5
15% 39.1 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S042
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 393 307 6.4 95 6.4 MB/s
Read 455
Write 336
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 138
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 7.53 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 15 32 66 27 11 MB/s
Read 495
Write 337
Mixed 4.7
SusWrite 80.4
50% 229 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 7.33 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0423B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 22 93 17 28 31 MB/s
Read 479
Write 372
Mixed 8.7
SusWrite 40.4
49% 225 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.4
32% 8.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 8,000 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $34

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