Average Bench: 67.6% (629th of 1012)

Based on 384 user benchmarks.  Model: NT-256

Above average average bench

The NT-256 256GB averaged 32.4% 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 113MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NT-256 256GB is 63.2%. 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 217MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 384 samples)
Min Avg Max
291 Read 414 509
75.9 Write 310 468
92.7 Mixed 322 484
43.8 SusWrite 217 442
70.7% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.42 4K Read 23.4 36.4
16.5 4K Write 58 96.9
4.8 4K Mixed 21.2 39.2
93.4% 34.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 153 292
28.3 DQ Write 204 324
4.75 DQ Mixed 113 305
104% 156 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: T170810a
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 451 362 313 331 337 MB/s
Read 454
Write 445
Mixed 358
SusWrite 373
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 36.7
4K Mixed 13.7
63% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 107
105% 162 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 14 103 1.1 15 100 MB/s
Read 338
Write 254
Mixed 248
SusWrite 62.8
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 11
4K Mixed 9.7
38% 11.3 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 11.1
DQ Mixed 18.3
25% 48.4 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 79 1.7 6.3 91 20 MB/s
Read 311
Write 111
Mixed 240
SusWrite 62.1
40% 181 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 9.8
4K Mixed 8.9
36% 10.6 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 10.6
DQ Mixed 19.1
27% 53.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical NT-256 256GB Builds (Compare 431 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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