Average Bench: 119% (178th of 1058)

Based on 2,350 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ256HAJD-000L1

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB averaged 19.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 352MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 922MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB is 109%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 215MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 462MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,350 samples)
Min Avg Max
542 Read 922 1,363
89.5 Write 462 938
150 Mixed 490 970
86.8 SusWrite 215 343
115% 522 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.7 4K Read 38.3 54
49.3 4K Write 105 158
23.3 4K Mixed 47.1 74.6
174% 63.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 355 482
97.7 DQ Write 364 876
136 DQ Mixed 352 578
267% 357 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 950 329 177 168 177 181 MB/s
Read 1,374
Write 932
Mixed 931
SusWrite 330
198% 892 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 76
265% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 482
DQ Write 810
DQ Mixed 577
457% 623 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EL1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 655 576 168 180 188 204 MB/s
Read 1,342
Write 920
Mixed 961
SusWrite 328
198% 888 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 61.7
204% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 478
DQ Write 681
DQ Mixed 576
437% 578 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 805 425 160 163 158 160 MB/s
Read 992
Write 768
Mixed 749
SusWrite 312
158% 705 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 58.1
194% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 482
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 576
380% 453 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 137 139 139 134 133 MB/s
Read 964
Write 152
Mixed 258
SusWrite 134
81% 377 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 34.1
140% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 183
134% 178 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 132 138 145 151 155 MB/s
Read 702
Write 89.5
Mixed 159
SusWrite 135
59% 271 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 38.8
157% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 186
137% 184 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 101 116 109 110 114 MB/s
Read 688
Write 140
Mixed 162
SusWrite 111
60% 275 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 38.1
159% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 169
130% 180 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 121 118 117 108 101 MB/s
Read 727
Write 155
Mixed 240
SusWrite 116
67% 309 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 37.4
146% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 172
132% 183 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 124 125 128 128 124 MB/s
Read 725
Write 128
Mixed 203
SusWrite 122
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 36.2
136% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 172
132% 182 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BL1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 115 115 117 112 119 MB/s
Read 588
Write 148
Mixed 151
SusWrite 115
54% 251 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 34
138% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 174
133% 183 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,592,030 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB Builds (Compare 183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20NF0012US

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