Average Bench: 159% (141st of 1069)

Based on 6,044 user benchmarks.  Model: NE-256

Outstanding average bench

The NE-256 256GB averaged 59.1% 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 381MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,407MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NE-256 256GB is 140%. 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 470MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,044 samples)
Min Avg Max
633 Read 1,407 2,054
98.4 Write 931 1562
87.9 Mixed 774 1,244
138 SusWrite 470 1,068
199% 896 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 44.8 55
31.6 4K Write 117 200
9.35 4K Mixed 31 64.7
170% 64.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
324 DQ Read 559 923
57.1 DQ Write 546 1,018
44.4 DQ Mixed 381 799
333% 495 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1102A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 915 847 784 307 337 336 MB/s
Read 1,459
Write 914
Mixed 787
SusWrite 588
208% 937 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 25.3
211% 92.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 894
DQ Mixed 334
342% 538 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN6329
SusWrite @10s intervals: 514 526 527 528 497 105 MB/s
Read 1,454
Write 536
Mixed 595
SusWrite 449
167% 759 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 23.6
4K Mixed 21.5
84% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 57.4
DQ Mixed 128
103% 152 MB/s
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 129 251 154 115 264 MB/s
Read 704
Write 634
Mixed 539
SusWrite 197
116% 518 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 29.8
161% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 73.6
121% 235 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: VC0S036F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 558 602 604 617 492 502 MB/s
Read 812
Write 701
Mixed 582
SusWrite 562
149% 664 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 25
4K Mixed 17.2
62% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 177
137% 193 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 60,764,939 SSDs tested.

Typical NE-256 256GB Builds (Compare 6,709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

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