TEST: Samsung BAR Plus 256GB USB flash drive

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the USB flash drive BAR Plus with 256GB (MUF-256BE4/APC) from Samsung.
Score
265
Price/GB
0,17 €


Technical data
Image BAR Plus
Manufacturer Samsung
Model number MUF-256BE4/APC
Storage capacity 256 GB (239 GiB)
Read speed 400 MB/s
Write speed 110 MB/s
Connection USB Typ A
Price ca. 43 USD (= 0,17 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
39 %
Write speed
11 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 1 GB file. A total score of 265 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung BAR Plus 256GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
402,26 MB/s
109,19 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
14,52 MB/s
28,99 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
15,29 MB/s
127,90 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,099 ms
0,476 ms
Score
70
168
Total score
265

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of December 16, 2020 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: Samsung BAR Plus 256GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
104,88 MB/s
10,24 s
Program
many small files
67,47 MB/s
20,85 s
Game
small and large files
94,76 MB/s
14,57 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the Samsung USB flash driveSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 400MB/s and 110MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: Samsung BAR Plus 256GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Samsung BAR Plus 256GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
424,59
114,37
SEQ1M
Q1T1
420,39
114,50
RND4K
Q32T16
17,00
25,92
RND4K
Q1T1
15,31
30,63

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
404,90
109,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
400,90
109,20
RND4K
Q32T16
4.150,90
6.326,90
RND4K
Q1T1
3.737,10
7.477,30

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
19.701,50
72.709,20
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.492,85
9.147,68
RND4K
Q32T16
85.192,50
79.746,50
RND4K
Q1T1
267,40
133,56

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 1 GB file to the 256 GB Samsung USB flash drive. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Samsung BAR Plus 256GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the 256 GB Samsung USB flash drive . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Samsung BAR Plus 256GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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