Average Bench: 98.2% (50th of 848)

Based on 39 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 1.7% 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 35.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 94.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 47.3%. 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 364MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 200MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 39 samples)
Min Avg Max
464 Read 508 523
95.8 Write 364 503
132 Mixed 402 506
94.2% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 35.4 44.6
27.9 4K Write 94.9 137
18.4 4K Mixed 36.7 53.8
151% 55.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 DQ Read 245 361
60.7 DQ Write 200 324
17.9 DQ Mixed 88.6 127
103% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 492
Mixed 502
112% 499 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 44.2
155% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 114
131% 227 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 512
Write 489
Mixed 504
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 43.3
129% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 126
132% 217 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 141
Mixed 209
63% 288 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 29.9
135% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 71.2
82% 142 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 492
Write 223
Mixed 304
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 22.1
117% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 92
DQ Mixed 53.8
70% 130 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 222
Mixed 321
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 23.4
123% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 36
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 23.7
44% 83 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 464
Write 136
Mixed 242
61% 281 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 18.4
121% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 78.1
81% 136 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,355,258 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 548 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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