Average Bench: 149% (143rd of 1058)

Based on 5,044 user benchmarks.  Model: NE-256

Outstanding average bench

The NE-256 256GB averaged 48.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the NE-256 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 328MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,385MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NE-256 256GB is 116%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the NE-256 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 369MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 25.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,044 samples)
Min Avg Max
710 Read 1,385 1,948
94.2 Write 826 1,157
101 Mixed 702 1,051
155 SusWrite 369 804
182% 821 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 4K Read 43.4 55.7
34.8 4K Write 120 202
9.35 4K Mixed 25.2 42.2
162% 63 MB/s
Min Avg Max
322 DQ Read 558 930
59.7 DQ Write 520 945
31.7 DQ Mixed 328 560
304% 468 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1202A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 690 161 143 143 153 143 MB/s
Read 1,969
Write 1,097
Mixed 1,035
SusWrite 239
240% 1,085 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 30.9
203% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 852
DQ Mixed 474
441% 676 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 292 217 743 220 309 MB/s
Read 1,671
Write 1,000
Mixed 909
SusWrite 367
218% 987 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 29.6
179% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 777
DQ Mixed 464
435% 673 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 806 320 435 440 454 403 MB/s
Read 1,447
Write 922
Mixed 819
SusWrite 476
204% 916 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 26.2
210% 89.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 334
339% 532 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: R0607A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 858 850 694 106 132 81 MB/s
Read 1308
Write 992
Mixed 845
SusWrite 453
201% 900 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 30.9
177% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 400
DQ Write 590
DQ Mixed 50.5
163% 347 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0707A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 333 542 304 291 297 MB/s
Read 1,257
Write 965
Mixed 795
SusWrite 370
189% 847 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 25.6
147% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 621
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 428
336% 472 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0817A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 521 687 432 605 574 328 MB/s
Read 1,022
Write 761
Mixed 640
SusWrite 525
165% 737 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 13
115% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 567
DQ Mixed 297
268% 397 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 171 296 42 51 59 MB/s
Read 1,223
Write 926
Mixed 191
SusWrite 151
137% 623 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 33.4
4K Mixed 7
100% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 40.4
DQ Mixed 273
182% 228 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,498,523 SSDs tested.

Typical NE-256 256GB Builds (Compare 9,530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Default string

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $260

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