Average Bench: 94.9% (64th of 857)

Based on 59 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 5.0% 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 34.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 86.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 51.9%. 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 347MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 59 samples)
Min Avg Max
470 Read 507 521
95.8 Write 347 494
136 Mixed 386 504
91.7% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.6 4K Read 34.5 42.7
35.1 4K Write 86.5 127
18.4 4K Mixed 35.3 50.9
143% 52.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.3 DQ Read 252 356
64.8 DQ Write 194 314
18.3 DQ Mixed 88.2 132
103% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 458
Mixed 454
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 41.9
158% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 132
154% 266 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 479
Write 361
Mixed 377
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 39.2
156% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 105
124% 219 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 483
Write 462
Mixed 449
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 36.4
133% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 122
133% 225 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 250
Mixed 323
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 40.1
148% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 58.9
94% 186 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 516
Write 142
Mixed 217
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 35.7
159% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 69.2
89% 165 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 514
Write 487
Mixed 502
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 21.5
106% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 70.4
DQ Mixed 122
72% 74.2 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 468
Write 132
Mixed 207
59% 269 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 28.5
133% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 74.7
100% 187 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 526
Write 75.9
Mixed 136
53% 246 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 17.2
85% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.7
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 18.3
27% 48.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,541,596 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 902 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

Popular SM87 256GB compatible motherboards:

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