Average Bench: 150% (141st of 1058)

Based on 4,124 user benchmarks.  Model: NE-256

Outstanding average bench

The NE-256 256GB averaged 50.5% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 326MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,383MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NE-256 256GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the NE-256 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 386MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 25.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,124 samples)
Min Avg Max
745 Read 1,383 1,940
84.6 Write 824 1,150
102 Mixed 703 1,040
138 SusWrite 386 929
183% 824 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.1 4K Read 43.4 54.1
31.9 4K Write 121 200
8.82 4K Mixed 25.4 40.9
162% 63.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
239 DQ Read 572 928
60.6 DQ Write 551 978
27.6 DQ Mixed 326 530
309% 483 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 478 593 113 96 112 MB/s
Read 1365
Write 401
Mixed 128
SusWrite 282
118% 544 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 26.3
155% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 716
DQ Write 67.5
DQ Mixed 296
240% 360 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 99 100 165 122 140 MB/s
Read 831
Write 123
Mixed 306
SusWrite 126
75% 346 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 14.3
4K Mixed 11.3
94% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 14.8
101% 234 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,555,228 SSDs tested.

Typical NE-256 256GB Builds (Compare 7,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 76%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Default string

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

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