Average Bench: 76.5% (302nd of 929)

Based on 237 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 M.2 2280 256GB

Good average bench

The Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB averaged 23.5% 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 28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB is 46.1%. 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 253MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 165MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 237 samples)
Min Avg Max
469 Read 496 517
138 Write 253 296
196 Mixed 321 368
78.6% 357 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.2 4K Read 28 35.7
34.2 4K Write 77.6 116
8.72 4K Mixed 23.3 37.5
113% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20 DQ Read 165 370
53 DQ Write 170 293
10.7 DQ Mixed 58.9 109
74.2% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 298
Mixed 372
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 33.6
153% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 106
142% 259 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 505
Write 282
Mixed 356
84% 381 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 19.7
127% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.2
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 18
57% 114 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 475
Write 231
Mixed 295
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 20.2
117% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 20.9
34% 62.4 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 262
Mixed 342
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 23.3
93% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 12.4
36% 78.7 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 232
Mixed 310
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 25.7
96% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 125
DQ Write 98.7
DQ Mixed 51
55% 91.4 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 230
Mixed 293
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 37.7
4K Mixed 14.6
74% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 55.4
DQ Mixed 14.7
19% 32.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,176,988 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 2,635 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $359

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