Average Bench: 92.9% (124th of 929)

Based on 97 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 33.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 54.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 336MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 187MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 97 samples)
Min Avg Max
479 Read 508 522
132 Write 336 493
205 Mixed 379 503
90.3% 408 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 4K Read 33.7 42.4
32.6 4K Write 83 125
18.3 4K Mixed 34.5 49.9
139% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 DQ Read 248 364
43.1 DQ Write 187 301
14.8 DQ Mixed 83.7 127
98.9% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free
Firmware: 3D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 502
Write 484
Mixed 496
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 43.4
161% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 122
130% 218 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: 3D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 507
Write 283
Mixed 331
82% 374 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 44.1
164% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 99.3
106% 176 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
Read 481
Write 334
Mixed 377
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 27.8
128% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 88
106% 187 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 506
Write 134
Mixed 208
61% 282 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 27.2
111% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 69.5
78% 135 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,231,067 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 1,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 27%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $440

Popular SM87 256GB compatible motherboards:

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