Average Bench: 79.3% (469th of 1040)

Based on 3,447 user benchmarks.  Model: Lexar SSD

Good average bench

The Lexar SSD 256GB averaged 20.6% 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 31.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 74MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Lexar SSD 256GB is 61.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Lexar SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 234MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 203MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 490 993
218 Write 398 484
200 Mixed 355 507
110 SusWrite 234 431
82.6% 369 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 31.9 42.2
35.4 4K Write 74 104
14 4K Mixed 26.1 48.4
121% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
142 DQ Read 203 334
85.8 DQ Write 218 314
32 DQ Mixed 76.2 329
94.4% 166 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: H190117H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 450 448 456 333 249 MB/s
Read 494
Write 472
Mixed 447
SusWrite 393
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48.9
181% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 334
246% 323 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 443 445 449 452 446 MB/s
Read 479
Write 422
Mixed 350
SusWrite 447
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 24.8
130% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 36.7
70% 136 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1127A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 394 394 302 121 121 MB/s
Read 434
Write 383
Mixed 333
SusWrite 286
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 26.7
142% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 36.6
72% 143 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 132 141 143 145 142 MB/s
Read 478
Write 426
Mixed 351
SusWrite 163
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 22.7
125% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 33.5
72% 146 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 141 138 142 142 143 MB/s
Read 417
Write 381
Mixed 315
SusWrite 161
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 20.1
103% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 33.1
64% 128 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,765,331 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 1,453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B550AM Gaming

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $684

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