Average Bench: 157% (134th of 1058)

Based on 6,224 user benchmarks.  Model: NE-256

Outstanding average bench

The NE-256 256GB averaged 56.7% 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 368MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,375MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NE-256 256GB is 124%. 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 443MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 29.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
650 Read 1,375 1,934
132 Write 912 1,562
107 Mixed 762 1,246
144 SusWrite 443 1,049
194% 873 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 45.7 55.5
39.6 4K Write 123 206
10.1 4K Mixed 29.1 62.9
172% 66.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
322 DQ Read 562 937
73 DQ Write 554 999
34.6 DQ Mixed 368 726
329% 495 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free
Firmware: VC0S036F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1554 1533 1553 1540 1553 840 MB/s
Read 1,744
Write 1,552
Mixed 1,170
SusWrite 1,429
331% 1,473 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 57.7
193% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 716
DQ Write 912
DQ Mixed 799
607% 809 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0521A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1469 1497 1511 1479 382 267 MB/s
Read 1773
Write 1,532
Mixed 1187
SusWrite 1,101
313% 1,398 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 33.7
191% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 431
DQ Write 717
DQ Mixed 415
360% 521 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0521A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 668 502 180 180 203 178 MB/s
Read 1,664
Write 1,423
Mixed 1,131
SusWrite 318
253% 1,134 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 25.7
173% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 433
DQ Write 653
DQ Mixed 421
353% 502 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U0806A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 549 203 133 381 99 151 MB/s
Read 1,437
Write 1,228
Mixed 945
SusWrite 253
215% 966 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 28.2
193% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 504
DQ Write 894
DQ Mixed 433
404% 610 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0918A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 636 312 447 401 180 MB/s
Read 1,441
Write 182
Mixed 134
SusWrite 358
114% 529 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 12.2
120% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 103
123% 219 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0312C0G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 279 495 601 472 321 MB/s
Read 1,203
Write 782
Mixed 121
SusWrite 396
138% 626 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 21.4
91% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 512
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 443
334% 450 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,071,253 SSDs tested.

Typical NE-256 256GB Builds (Compare 13,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Default string

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

Popular NE-256 256GB systems:

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