Average Bench: 74.6% (571st of 1059)

Based on 6,360 user benchmarks.  Model: Lexar SSD

Good average bench

The Lexar SSD 256GB averaged 25.3% 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 31.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.5MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Lexar SSD 256GB is 60.6%. 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 189MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 193MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,360 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 470 899
150 Write 387 504
172 Mixed 341 506
82.8 SusWrite 189 386
77.5% 347 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 31.7 42.5
30.9 4K Write 73.5 105
14.1 4K Mixed 25.3 45.5
119% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
129 DQ Read 193 330
55.5 DQ Write 202 315
26.3 DQ Mixed 66.7 302
86.1% 154 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V2.7.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 758 782 791 824 446 MB/s
Read 1,224
Write 787
Mixed 714
SusWrite 676
190% 850 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 32.2
161% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 67
132% 264 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: H190117H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 265 266 229 86 61 MB/s
Read 495
Write 438
Mixed 445
SusWrite 206
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 42.6
140% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 290
203% 258 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 132 140 143 142 142 MB/s
Read 419
Write 386
Mixed 325
SusWrite 152
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 20.6
95% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 35.5
72% 142 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 156 191 194 209 200 MB/s
Read 406
Write 333
Mixed 297
SusWrite 200
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 17
83% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 36.9
76% 153 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 127 139 142 144 142 MB/s
Read 445
Write 415
Mixed 346
SusWrite 139
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 29.1
4K Mixed 17.3
69% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 35.1
74% 150 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,026,067 SSDs tested.

Typical SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 1,993 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450M DS3H WIFI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $351

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