Average Bench: 86.4% (366th of 1058)

Based on 3,792 user benchmarks.  Model: SSD 256GB

Very good average bench

The SSD 256GB 256GB averaged just 13.5% 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 141MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 321MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SSD 256GB 256GB is 150%. 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 276MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 17.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,792 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 684 1,585
20.1 Write 452 1,061
10.8 Mixed 390 936
43.6 SusWrite 276 764
100% 450 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.1 4K Read 29.5 50.6
5.4 4K Write 71.6 154
0.4 4K Mixed 17.8 34.8
105% 39.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
82.2 DQ Read 249 773
22.5 DQ Write 321 810
1.42 DQ Mixed 141 511
147% 237 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1106A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 256 203 142 228 112 MB/s
Read 1,252
Write 767
Mixed 182
SusWrite 191
131% 598 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 28
141% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 805
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 517
382% 520 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 348 338 356 353 360 MB/s
Read 433
Write 308
Mixed 353
SusWrite 341
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 11.2
4K Mixed 23.7
64% 17.7 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 40.5
80% 155 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2106XKR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 351 355 334 317 317 MB/s
Read 366
Write 308
Mixed 281
SusWrite 337
73% 323 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 30
4K Mixed 22.7
65% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 101
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 159
120% 156 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2102XKR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 286 252 277 281 297 MB/s
Read 346
Write 287
Mixed 263
SusWrite 277
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 21.3
65% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 158
119% 156 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,257,933 SSDs tested.

Typical 256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 7,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel H61

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $200

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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