Average Bench: 92.8% (74th of 873)

Based on 76 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 7.1% 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 33.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 57.6%. 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 348MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 187MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 76 samples)
Min Avg Max
475 Read 507 522
125 Write 348 494
190 Mixed 388 504
91.9% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 33.2 42.5
26.3 4K Write 81.2 127
15.3 4K Mixed 34.1 50.4
137% 49.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 DQ Read 245 361
41.6 DQ Write 187 307
14 DQ Mixed 84.9 129
99.2% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 324
Mixed 407
93% 418 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 47.3
191% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 100
130% 236 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 519
Write 204
Mixed 318
76% 347 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 39.6
162% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 108
124% 217 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 504
Write 454
Mixed 499
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 41.2
4K Mixed 32.4
101% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 128
127% 205 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 269
Mixed 336
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 24.7
124% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 84.8
103% 183 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 508
Write 420
Mixed 472
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 30.4
92% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 74.3
78% 131 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 518
Write 225
Mixed 329
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 34.9
4K Mixed 29.6
91% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 31.4
DQ Mixed 12.2
13% 22.1 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 516
Write 243
Mixed 324
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 37.2
4K Mixed 21.8
82% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.5
DQ Write 43.2
DQ Mixed 14.1
16% 27.6 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 475
Write 475
Mixed 442
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 17.3
4K Mixed 3.9
37% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 82.4
DQ Mixed 80.3
56% 69 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,236,153 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 1,089 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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