Average Bench: 167% (122nd of 1058)

Based on 6,520 user benchmarks.  Model: GIGABYTE GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD

Outstanding average bench

The Gigabyte GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD 256GB averaged 67.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Gigabyte GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 637MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 676MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Gigabyte GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD 256GB is 121%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Gigabyte GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 379MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 45.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,520 samples)
Min Avg Max
598 Read 1,113 1,372
236 Write 965 1,608
297 Mixed 913 1321
165 SusWrite 379 573
189% 842 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 45.6 57.2
59.4 4K Write 146 207
30.5 4K Mixed 61.3 82.5
225% 84.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
376 DQ Read 690 966
208 DQ Write 676 1,133
215 DQ Mixed 637 955
491% 668 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM00.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1156 456 271 271 268 267 MB/s
Read 1,383
Write 1,184
Mixed 1,123
SusWrite 448
231% 1,035 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 80.9
290% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 901
DQ Write 933
DQ Mixed 840
653% 891 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM00.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1352 289 287 289 287 290 MB/s
Read 1,346
Write 1,575
Mixed 1,301
SusWrite 466
264% 1,172 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 71.9
244% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 676
DQ Mixed 856
631% 837 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFMB0.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1117 405 213 215 213 214 MB/s
Read 1,133
Write 1,122
Mixed 1,047
SusWrite 396
207% 925 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 72.8
259% 97.3 MB/s
DQ Read 692
DQ Write 977
DQ Mixed 730
581% 800 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM00.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1521 356 357 356 359 358 MB/s
Read 240
Write 706
Mixed 1,345
SusWrite 551
163% 711 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 86.9
306% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 974
DQ Write 885
DQ Mixed 966
715% 942 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM20.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 785 690 232 217 216 214 MB/s
Read 930
Write 1,009
Mixed 888
SusWrite 392
181% 805 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 60.3
209% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 740
DQ Write 688
DQ Mixed 720
538% 716 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFMB0.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 820 620 215 216 218 218 MB/s
Read 1,042
Write 1,062
Mixed 964
SusWrite 385
194% 863 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 54.4
190% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 698
DQ Write 730
DQ Mixed 731
545% 720 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFM00.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1266 438 348 348 357 333 MB/s
Read 1,090
Write 1,467
Mixed 1,111
SusWrite 515
236% 1,046 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 41.9
149% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 754
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 570
426% 576 MB/s
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Typical GP-GSM2NE3256GNTD 256GB Builds (Compare 41,317 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $734

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