Average Bench: 94% (274th of 1058)

Based on 6,186 user benchmarks.  Model: Lexar 256GB SSD

Excellent average bench

The Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB averaged just 6.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 196MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 33.5MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB is 133%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 312MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 379MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,186 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 521 1,230
171 Write 424 1,140
190 Mixed 379 529
104 SusWrite 312 655
91.7% 409 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 33.5 50.9
39.3 4K Write 84.1 127
17.4 4K Mixed 35.2 54.2
140% 50.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
86.4 DQ Read 245 707
35.5 DQ Write 267 711
29.8 DQ Mixed 196 347
164% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 449 438 417 248 248 MB/s
Read 458
Write 445
Mixed 417
SusWrite 378
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 44.1
157% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 321
235% 306 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 408 408 407 318 240 MB/s
Read 427
Write 429
Mixed 401
SusWrite 363
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 37.7
152% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 304
223% 293 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 235 241 180 95 104 MB/s
Read 441
Write 432
Mixed 406
SusWrite 178
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 38.6
147% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 194
176% 268 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 252 254 217 254 256 MB/s
Read 473
Write 428
Mixed 358
SusWrite 251
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 27.2
138% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 33.9
75% 154 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 291 377 374 373 380 MB/s
Read 421
Write 217
Mixed 324
SusWrite 345
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 20.5
111% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 33.7
68% 136 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 208 240 224 244 243 MB/s
Read 416
Write 364
Mixed 302
SusWrite 223
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 25.5
126% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 38.1
77% 153 MB/s
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Typical 256GB SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 2,867 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asrock B550AM Gaming

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $705

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