Average Bench: 158% (132nd of 1058)

Based on 1,525 user benchmarks.  Model: 256GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD

Outstanding average bench

The 256gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 256GB averaged 58.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the 256gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 342MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,455MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the 256gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 256GB is 138%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the 256gb PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 383MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 25.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,525 samples)
Min Avg Max
637 Read 1,455 2,196
106 Write 843 1,165
115 Mixed 718 1,090
146 SusWrite 383 943
188% 850 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 4K Read 47.2 56.2
41 4K Write 132 197
9.76 4K Mixed 25.2 33
174% 68.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
343 DQ Read 602 934
70.4 DQ Write 604 973
95.6 DQ Mixed 342 565
329% 516 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1106A0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 729 1084 1109 233 128 128 MB/s
Read 2,295
Write 1,157
Mixed 1,096
SusWrite 569
282% 1,279 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 28.5
221% 90.9 MB/s
DQ Read 918
DQ Write 942
DQ Mixed 569
527% 810 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1129 1162 879 75 168 174 MB/s
Read 1,686
Write 1,103
Mixed 956
SusWrite 598
241% 1,086 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 32.8
219% 90.8 MB/s
DQ Read 773
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 475
455% 710 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111H0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 559 179 168 521 491 MB/s
Read 646
Write 551
Mixed 534
SusWrite 390
119% 530 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 27.5
193% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 753
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 390
357% 553 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0609B0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 151 248 240 237 96 MB/s
Read 685
Write 251
Mixed 465
SusWrite 204
89% 401 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 23.8
165% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 478
DQ Mixed 308
263% 382 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,561,650 SSDs tested.

Typical PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 256GB Builds (Compare 304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

System: PC Vortex GR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $144

Popular PCS PCIe M.2 SSD 256GB systems:

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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