Average Bench: 85.2% (386th of 1058)

Based on 378 user benchmarks.  Model: BIOSTAR S120-256GB

Very good average bench

The Biostar S120-256GB 256GB averaged just 14.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Biostar S120-256GB 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Biostar S120-256GB 256GB is 65.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Biostar S120-256GB 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 282MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 195MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 378 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 426 493
137 Write 362 481
199 Mixed 350 452
96.1 SusWrite 282 449
79.7% 355 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 31.4 44.6
28.7 4K Write 78.7 118
19 4K Mixed 36.2 51
136% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
71.1 DQ Read 195 325
23.2 DQ Write 225 310
30.7 DQ Mixed 207 331
157% 209 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 411 426 382 386 194 MB/s
Read 454
Write 441
Mixed 426
SusWrite 361
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 42.2
155% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 336
244% 315 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 210 195 200 161 104 MB/s
Read 442
Write 424
Mixed 395
SusWrite 187
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 45.9
164% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 234
177% 232 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 242 247 179 178 178 MB/s
Read 437
Write 430
Mixed 402
SusWrite 202
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 29.8
155% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 188
131% 165 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V1.2.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 237 140 162 177 159 MB/s
Read 414
Write 249
Mixed 276
SusWrite 172
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 30.1
136% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 102
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 132
107% 148 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 160 114 112 139 247 MB/s
Read 377
Write 181
Mixed 239
SusWrite 155
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 22.3
86% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 42.1
DQ Mixed 172
109% 128 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 84 87 81 95 85 MB/s
Read 302
Write 111
Mixed 121
SusWrite 89.9
34% 156 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 9.5
4K Mixed 13.7
48% 13.3 MB/s
DQ Read 86.1
DQ Write 70.6
DQ Mixed 35.5
38% 64.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,498,523 SSDs tested.

Typical S120-256GB 256GB Builds (Compare 1,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Biostar H310MHP

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $297

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