Average Bench: 95.5% (261st of 1058)

Based on 7,663 user benchmarks.  Model: Lexar 256GB SSD

Excellent average bench

The Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB averaged just 4.4% 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 201MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 33.9MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB is 159%. 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 311MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 235MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,663 samples)
Min Avg Max
351 Read 534 1,241
155 Write 451 1,247
194 Mixed 404 960
116 SusWrite 311 792
95.3% 425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 33.9 57
38.4 4K Write 86.6 163
17.8 4K Mixed 36.1 61.6
144% 52.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
92.2 DQ Read 235 389
46.4 DQ Write 281 869
29.6 DQ Mixed 201 481
167% 239 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V1.8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 258 272 280 281 271 MB/s
Read 1,268
Write 1332
Mixed 1,184
SusWrite 275
228% 1,015 MB/s
4K Read 64.3
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 77.2
298% 111 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 934
DQ Mixed 504
424% 594 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: V1.3.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 389 406 381 396 405 MB/s
Read 463
Write 415
Mixed 396
SusWrite 401
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 39.5
144% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 230
174% 229 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 429 436 420 245 189 MB/s
Read 444
Write 424
Mixed 417
SusWrite 357
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 33.3
116% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 330
241% 314 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 443 411 437 432 432 MB/s
Read 443
Write 409
Mixed 354
SusWrite 433
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 22.4
107% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 34.5
74% 150 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 397 266 198 231 205 MB/s
Read 359
Write 392
Mixed 384
SusWrite 277
80% 353 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 29.5
113% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 292
218% 290 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 347 350 376 340 261 MB/s
Read 408
Write 402
Mixed 372
SusWrite 331
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 45
4K Mixed 31.4
105% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 179
138% 192 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V4.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 129 138 139 140 140 MB/s
Read 451
Write 389
Mixed 350
SusWrite 145
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 18.7
96% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 33.2
72% 146 MB/s
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Typical 256GB SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 20,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: Asrock A320M-HDV R4.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $337

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