Average Bench: 77.3% (256th of 885)

Based on 211 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 M.2 2280 256GB

Good average bench

The Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB averaged 22.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB is 44.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 257MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 211 samples)
Min Avg Max
468 Read 496 517
146 Write 257 296
203 Mixed 324 366
79.2% 359 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 28.4 35.9
38 4K Write 79.1 116
8.82 4K Mixed 23.5 37.8
115% 43.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.5 DQ Read 170 371
53.9 DQ Write 171 293
10.6 DQ Mixed 59.9 110
75.5% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 259
Mixed 307
79% 361 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 36.3
147% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 100
115% 201 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 298
Mixed 363
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 34.1
122% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 106
133% 238 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 279
Mixed 336
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 33.9
118% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 101
131% 236 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 291
Mixed 354
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 15.5
107% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 61.4
DQ Mixed 15.5
20% 34.9 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 160
Mixed 243
66% 301 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 54.9
4K Mixed 28
103% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 84.1
88% 146 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 293
Mixed 350
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 13.8
98% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 71.7
DQ Mixed 75.9
51% 58.9 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 136
Mixed 129
54% 251 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 27.3
103% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 52.3
DQ Mixed 13.9
18% 30.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,663,090 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 2,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $393

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