Average Bench: 95.7% (58th of 850)

Based on 49 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 4.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM87 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 34.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 53.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 389MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 49 samples)
Min Avg Max
464 Read 508 523
75.2 Write 349 503
128 Mixed 389 506
92.2% 416 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 34.8 44.6
0.35 4K Write 88.1 137
0.34 4K Mixed 35.5 53.8
145% 52.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 DQ Read 250 372
60.7 DQ Write 200 324
17.9 DQ Mixed 88.9 134
104% 180 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
127GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 467
Mixed 461
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48
177% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 134
154% 266 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 471
Mixed 500
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 38.8
137% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 120
128% 212 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 328
Mixed 406
92% 417 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 21.6
125% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 82.2
100% 178 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 236
Mixed 301
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 69.5
4K Mixed 36.5
141% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 84.8
DQ Mixed 64.9
80% 149 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 501
Write 186
Mixed 254
69% 314 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 39.3
138% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 84.9
104% 186 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 152
Mixed 256
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 34.5
137% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 96.6
109% 190 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 516
Write 389
Mixed 412
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 42
4K Mixed 23.3
90% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 30.7
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 18.4
43% 84.3 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 514
Write 213
Mixed 303
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 37.5
4K Mixed 29
94% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 88.6
107% 189 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,833,001 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 691 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $440

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