Average Bench: 186% (101st of 1058)

Based on 12,047 user benchmarks.  Model: XPG SPECTRIX S40G

Outstanding average bench

The XPG SPECTRIX S40G 256GB averaged 86.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the XPG SPECTRIX S40G 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 566MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,781MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the XPG SPECTRIX S40G 256GB is 194%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the XPG SPECTRIX S40G 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 408MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,047 samples)
Min Avg Max
196 Read 1,781 2,610
257 Write 818 1,254
197 Mixed 827 1,217
104 SusWrite 408 963
211% 959 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.72 4K Read 45.2 60.9
38 4K Write 110 156
18.5 4K Mixed 60.1 79.8
203% 71.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 643 779
185 DQ Write 573 890
135 DQ Mixed 566 809
436% 594 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VB411D43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1121 739 1190 1190 1057 439 MB/s
Read 2,420
Write 1,188
Mixed 1,160
SusWrite 956
317% 1,431 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 66.9
223% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 742
DQ Write 698
DQ Mixed 793
575% 744 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VB421D56
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 96 110 112 108 104 MB/s
Read 1,707
Write 478
Mixed 494
SusWrite 108
151% 697 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 59.3
197% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 586
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 385
307% 435 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VB411D45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 31 111 123 125 111 MB/s
Read 198
Write 332
Mixed 568
SusWrite 141
71% 310 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 72.2
154% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 746
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 215
254% 451 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VB421D57
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 349 340 342 349 344 MB/s
Read 724
Write 324
Mixed 332
SusWrite 345
95% 431 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 33.5
4K Mixed 18.3
63% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 241
179% 234 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,247,471 SSDs tested.

Typical SPECTRIX S40G 256GB Builds (Compare 94,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,000

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