Average Bench: 82.4% (410th of 1037)

Based on 232 user benchmarks.  Model: PLEXTOR PX-256M6M

Very good average bench

The Plextor PX-256M6M 256GB averaged just 17.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Plextor PX-256M6M 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Plextor PX-256M6M 256GB is 40.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Plextor PX-256M6M 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 357MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 232 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 450 484
294 Write 389 422
239 Mixed 357 443
261 SusWrite 364 410
87.7% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 25.3 33.5
24.5 4K Write 53.3 82.5
10.7 4K Mixed 25 36.8
98.6% 34.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 247 369
43.1 DQ Write 228 326
9.52 DQ Mixed 110 214
117% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 388 392 393 404 405 MB/s
Read 465
Write 411
Mixed 303
SusWrite 395
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 29.5
107% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 214
196% 302 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 367 394 349 382 364 MB/s
Read 458
Write 384
Mixed 282
SusWrite 374
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 28.7
107% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 82.5
133% 256 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 317 246 240 248 254 252 MB/s
Read 473
Write 406
Mixed 294
SusWrite 260
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 32.5
118% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 216
198% 304 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 309 351 296 36 33 MB/s
Read 452
Write 394
Mixed 288
SusWrite 229
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 27.3
98% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 187
170% 262 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 236 37 59 70 72 MB/s
Read 429
Write 376
Mixed 264
SusWrite 125
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 55.7
4K Mixed 26.4
101% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 48.2
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 76
91% 150 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 340 321 349 366 325 MB/s
Read 407
Write 352
Mixed 262
SusWrite 343
77% 341 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 20.4
77% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 21.6
DQ Write 37
DQ Mixed 202
104% 86.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,584,284 SSDs tested.

Typical PX-256M6M 256GB Builds (Compare 549 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16GF

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