Average Bench: 76.5% (528th of 1058)

Based on 5,336 user benchmarks.  Model: Lexar SSD

Good average bench

The Lexar SSD 256GB averaged 23.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Lexar SSD 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Lexar SSD 256GB is 59%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Lexar SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 203MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 482 608
167 Write 392 477
199 Mixed 348 458
87.3 SusWrite 203 400
79.7% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 31.8 41
38.3 4K Write 73.8 100
15.9 4K Mixed 25.8 45.9
120% 43.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
133 DQ Read 196 329
58.5 DQ Write 207 320
28.5 DQ Mixed 70.5 322
89.2% 158 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 251 254 248 179 130 MB/s
Read 480
Write 470
Mixed 449
SusWrite 240
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 47.1
171% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 331
245% 323 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 138 141 140 141 142 MB/s
Read 469
Write 444
Mixed 370
SusWrite 150
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 27
135% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 34.8
70% 138 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 139 138 139 139 153 MB/s
Read 460
Write 150
Mixed 261
SusWrite 158
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 24.5
116% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 34.9
72% 144 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 160 110 106 119 85 MB/s
Read 403
Write 260
Mixed 265
SusWrite 122
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 28.2
109% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 173
125% 162 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 175 201 162 128 120 MB/s
Read 412
Write 347
Mixed 309
SusWrite 176
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 10.9
93% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 33.3
74% 152 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,246,712 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 6,386 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450M DS3H WIFI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $490

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