Average Bench: 111% (211th of 1072)

Based on 12,615 user benchmarks.  Model: Lexar 256GB SSD

Outstanding average bench

The Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB averaged 11.1% higher 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 35.6MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB is 186%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Lexar 256GB SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 369MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 243MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 712 1,935
187 Write 560 1,330
205 Mixed 514 1,233
97 SusWrite 369 987
121% 539 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 35.6 62.8
36.6 4K Write 97.5 203
16 4K Mixed 37.7 72.8
154% 56.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
87.8 DQ Read 243 500
46.8 DQ Write 356 1,019
29.8 DQ Mixed 163 484
162% 254 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN09610
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 387 187 249 249 250 MB/s
Read 474
Write 470
Mixed 446
SusWrite 290
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 43.3
158% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 253
189% 248 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V1.2.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 132 145 128 138 126 MB/s
Read 367
Write 250
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 130
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 24.8
86% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 104
DQ Write 88.8
DQ Mixed 46
48% 79.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 73,439,308 SSDs tested

Typical 256GB SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 2,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 80%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME H510M-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $407

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