Average Bench: 132% (143rd of 1026)

Based on 107 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZALQ256HAJD-000L1

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB averaged 32.5% 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 462MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 507MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB is 84.5%. 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 298MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 95.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 107 samples)
Min Avg Max
597 Read 1,026 1,292
143 Write 711 958
222 Mixed 710 947
119 SusWrite 298 352
153% 686 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 4K Read 36.8 52.4
37.7 4K Write 95.4 145
22.8 4K Mixed 49.1 73.6
169% 60.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
238 DQ Read 426 482
125 DQ Write 507 845
151 DQ Mixed 462 578
349% 465 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 742 475 173 171 180 174 MB/s
Read 1,276
Write 849
Mixed 956
SusWrite 319
189% 850 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 65.1
220% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 480
DQ Write 792
DQ Mixed 580
456% 617 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 715 528 194 199 198 199 MB/s
Read 1,052
Write 789
Mixed 817
SusWrite 339
167% 749 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 58.3
166% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 480
DQ Write 691
DQ Mixed 568
435% 580 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 587 182 158 160 154 166 MB/s
Read 663
Write 683
Mixed 619
SusWrite 234
123% 550 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 57.9
196% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 480
DQ Write 831
DQ Mixed 578
460% 630 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 107 109 109 109 110 MB/s
Read 1,150
Write 137
Mixed 148
SusWrite 110
82% 386 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 35.7
140% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 155
124% 176 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 135 122 131 124 117 MB/s
Read 988
Write 157
Mixed 221
SusWrite 128
80% 374 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 37.3
151% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 172
134% 186 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 154 141 147 144 133 MB/s
Read 494
Write 153
Mixed 218
SusWrite 149
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 39.7
151% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 189
142% 193 MB/s
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9L1QFXV7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 63 63 62 59 MB/s
Read 603
Write 96.3
Mixed 118
SusWrite 62.2
47% 220 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 27.3
108% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 67.1
DQ Mixed 103
88% 134 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,362 SSDs tested.

Typical MZALQ256HAJD-000L1 256GB Builds (Compare 84 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 20NF0012US

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