Average Bench: 73.2% (591st of 1058)

Based on 973 user benchmarks.  Model: NT-256

Good average bench

The NT-256 256GB averaged 26.8% 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 141MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NT-256 256GB is 62%. 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 241MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 973 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 414 492
51.8 Write 314 460
61.8 Mixed 295 421
44 SusWrite 241 414
70.7% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.8 4K Read 26.8 41.6
15.9 4K Write 63.9 106
10 4K Mixed 27.5 45.6
110% 39.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
75.4 DQ Read 170 301
26.7 DQ Write 218 317
18.6 DQ Mixed 141 312
121% 176 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free
Firmware: H190117D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 415 418 322 206 207 MB/s
Read 299
Write 361
Mixed 263
SusWrite 332
71% 314 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 59.5
4K Mixed 30.5
116% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 212
166% 224 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 52 29 40 52 20 MB/s
Read 459
Write 394
Mixed 384
SusWrite 47.5
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 27
125% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 47.9
93% 181 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0910A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 303 343 256 335 265 MB/s
Read 310
Write 261
Mixed 308
SusWrite 293
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 19.4
99% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 29.4
53% 102 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,255,035 SSDs tested.

Typical NT-256 256GB Builds (Compare 8,513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Default string

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $220

Popular NT-256 256GB systems:

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