Average Bench: 68.3% (626th of 1016)

Based on 424 user benchmarks.  Model: NT-256

Above average average bench

The NT-256 256GB averaged 31.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.9MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NT-256 256GB is 64.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the NT-256 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 219MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 157MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 424 samples)
Min Avg Max
296 Read 414 508
76.9 Write 312 469
86.4 Mixed 321 481
45.3 SusWrite 219 435
70.9% 317 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.62 4K Read 23.9 39.1
16.5 4K Write 58.5 98.9
4.88 4K Mixed 22 42.8
95.3% 34.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 DQ Read 157 301
27.5 DQ Write 205 324
5.45 DQ Mixed 120 317
108% 161 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free
Firmware: H181031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 396 459 457 363 258 MB/s
Read 502
Write 462
Mixed 451
SusWrite 384
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 52
198% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 328
239% 310 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: H181031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 425 445 459 334 213 MB/s
Read 474
Write 467
Mixed 419
SusWrite 390
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 47.2
184% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 217
162% 211 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: H181031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 213 213 213 141 89 MB/s
Read 467
Write 473
Mixed 400
SusWrite 211
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 48
183% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 218
157% 198 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: 1.83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 77 74 131 78 76 MB/s
Read 447
Write 422
Mixed 332
SusWrite 136
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 58.9
4K Mixed 24.5
101% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 167
157% 242 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T180731
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 21 22 41 11 43 MB/s
Read 463
Write 149
Mixed 84.2
SusWrite 28.5
39% 181 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 36.2
4K Mixed 24.6
92% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 98.5
DQ Write 47.5
DQ Mixed 63.6
50% 69.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical NT-256 256GB Builds (Compare 452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Jumper EZbook

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