Average Bench: 128% (151st of 1026)

Based on 1,280 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ256HAJD-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB averaged 27.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 424MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 474MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB is 97.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 266MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 596MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
578 Read 925 1,300
126 Write 599 941
182 Mixed 596 940
107 SusWrite 266 352
133% 597 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 4K Read 38.6 53.6
53.8 4K Write 103 151
23.9 4K Mixed 50.4 73.7
178% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
239 DQ Read 398 482
106 DQ Write 474 853
139 DQ Mixed 424 578
323% 432 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 849 406 184 164 152 153 MB/s
Read 1,161
Write 899
Mixed 838
SusWrite 318
179% 804 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 51.9
182% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 482
DQ Write 892
DQ Mixed 565
464% 646 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 901 383 202 202 195 181 MB/s
Read 903
Write 869
Mixed 712
SusWrite 344
158% 707 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 59.8
200% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 481
DQ Write 796
DQ Mixed 572
452% 617 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 553 563 205 193 196 195 MB/s
Read 781
Write 515
Mixed 505
SusWrite 317
118% 530 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 60.8
201% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 479
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 552
372% 452 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 171 165 159 144 134 MB/s
Read 1,307
Write 991
Mixed 442
SusWrite 167
160% 727 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 40.4
171% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 36.8
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 43.8
49% 79 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 824 468 151 156 175 184 MB/s
Read 1035
Write 867
Mixed 718
SusWrite 326
164% 736 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 37.6
126% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 49.5
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 67.5
59% 84.7 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 607 564 191 177 193 197 MB/s
Read 787
Write 625
Mixed 652
SusWrite 322
133% 596 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 34.9
115% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 422
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 396
283% 366 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 119 111 118 112 118 MB/s
Read 987
Write 147
Mixed 203
SusWrite 117
78% 363 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 34.8
145% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 154
124% 178 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,362 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB Builds (Compare 7,171 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 81LK

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