Average Bench: 142% (148th of 1053)

Based on 3,366 user benchmarks.  Model: NE-256

Outstanding average bench

The NE-256 256GB averaged 42.4% 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 280MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,287MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the NE-256 256GB is 118%. 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 404MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 24.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,366 samples)
Min Avg Max
722 Read 1,287 1,882
71.7 Write 743 1,152
99.3 Mixed 616 1,010
134 SusWrite 404 976
169% 763 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 40.9 52.7
26.3 4K Write 115 200
8.18 4K Mixed 24.9 43.6
155% 60.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
227 DQ Read 467 751
39.9 DQ Write 502 928
24.6 DQ Mixed 280 550
267% 417 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T1106A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1136 1134 1154 1167 1169 469 MB/s
Read 1,962
Write 1,159
Mixed 1,034
SusWrite 1,038
289% 1,298 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 30.3
230% 97 MB/s
DQ Read 933
DQ Write 979
DQ Mixed 577
538% 829 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 144 305 840 226 120 MB/s
Read 1,456
Write 1170
Mixed 976
SusWrite 318
218% 980 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 45.8
215% 84.4 MB/s
DQ Read 729
DQ Write 651
DQ Mixed 115
244% 499 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: R0607A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 998 388 110 111 110 91 MB/s
Read 1,422
Write 989
Mixed 874
SusWrite 302
199% 897 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 36.9
225% 89.7 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 641
DQ Mixed 49.5
169% 360 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T0707A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 119 73 105 105 73 MB/s
Read 1456
Write 944
Mixed 821
SusWrite 118
185% 835 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 25.6
189% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 332
320% 490 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0620A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 769 356 271 143 229 438 MB/s
Read 1,393
Write 1,128
Mixed 598
SusWrite 368
194% 872 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 18.4
120% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 732
DQ Write 533
DQ Mixed 487
403% 584 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 696 702 426 357 368 248 MB/s
Read 1,108
Write 858
Mixed 662
SusWrite 466
173% 774 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 12
140% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 558
DQ Mixed 335
292% 427 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 258 303 305 233 233 MB/s
Read 1212
Write 60.4
Mixed 295
SusWrite 277
99% 461 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 22.2
110% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 85.6
130% 249 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0614B0G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 311 230 229 247 294 MB/s
Read 1,247
Write 233
Mixed 109
SusWrite 259
99% 462 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 35.7
4K Mixed 4
85% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 104
122% 218 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,022,922 SSDs tested.

Typical NE-256 256GB Builds (Compare 3,427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: To Intel X79

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

Popular NE-256 256GB compatible motherboards:

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