Average Bench: 159% (144th of 1072)

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 387 353 408 707 315 MB/s
Read 1,611
Write 1,013
Mixed 902
SusWrite 425
219% 988 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 26.9
146% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 770
DQ Write 772
DQ Mixed 460
431% 667 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 852 859 838 311 132 160 MB/s
Read 1,442
Write 841
Mixed 799
SusWrite 525
200% 902 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 22.7
139% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 392
DQ Write 699
DQ Mixed 339
316% 477 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0222B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 369 298 117 115 115 MB/s
Read 1,433
Write 1045
Mixed 456
SusWrite 222
174% 789 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 13.6
86% 26.8 MB/s
DQ Read 456
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 74.5
153% 311 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 246 66 117 130 112 MB/s
Read 1,437
Write 125
Mixed 118
SusWrite 132
96% 453 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 8.2
84% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 738
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 60.4
181% 400 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 353 399 133 284 102 MB/s
Read 1,227
Write 691
Mixed 110
SusWrite 237
124% 566 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 30.7
133% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 93
DQ Mixed 87.9
102% 184 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFMD1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1155 242 119 130 323 477 MB/s
Read 1,023
Write 1,638
Mixed 1,042
SusWrite 408
232% 1,028 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 21.5
91% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 641
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 205
196% 322 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,598,672 SSDs tested

Typical NE-256 256GB Builds (Compare 14,452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Default string

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $59

Popular NE-256 256GB systems:

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