Average Bench: 122% (174th of 1058)

Based on 5,524 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ256HAJD-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB averaged 21.7% 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 361MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 979MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB is 104%. 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 224MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 501MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,524 samples)
Min Avg Max
598 Read 979 1,349
103 Write 501 936
145 Mixed 525 951
80.7 SusWrite 224 346
123% 557 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 37.3 53.3
49.5 4K Write 101 147
24 4K Mixed 46.5 72.8
170% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
235 DQ Read 361 482
92.7 DQ Write 392 875
136 DQ Mixed 361 578
276% 371 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 926 357 198 197 194 188 MB/s
Read 1,119
Write 835
Mixed 828
SusWrite 343
174% 781 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 57.2
204% 73.8 MB/s
DQ Read 481
DQ Write 772
DQ Mixed 577
451% 610 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 120 80 73 73 70 MB/s
Read 978
Write 93.3
Mixed 257
SusWrite 91.9
76% 355 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 39.5
156% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 196
143% 189 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 81 66 69 74 64 MB/s
Read 989
Write 127
Mixed 228
SusWrite 80.3
76% 356 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 39
156% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 148
120% 174 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 125 131 127 123 122 MB/s
Read 610
Write 136
Mixed 216
SusWrite 127
59% 272 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 37.1
146% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 143
117% 170 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 138 124 127 131 124 MB/s
Read 674
Write 170
Mixed 241
SusWrite 127
66% 303 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 79
4K Mixed 32.3
124% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 189
138% 184 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AL2QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 123 131 131 126 MB/s
Read 714
Write 131
Mixed 214
SusWrite 127
64% 296 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 20.5
92% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 166
131% 185 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 139 143 138 131 139 MB/s
Read 714
Write 138
Mixed 220
SusWrite 134
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 35
4K Mixed 25.8
100% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 38.6
DQ Mixed 51.8
45% 70.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,295,247 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ256HAJD-000L2 256GB Builds (Compare 10,832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81LK

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