Average Bench: 94.4% (65th of 859)

Based on 64 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 5.6% 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 34.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 54.6%. 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 346MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64 samples)
Min Avg Max
473 Read 507 521
105 Write 346 494
152 Mixed 385 504
91.5% 413 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 34.1 42.7
29.7 4K Write 85.7 126
17.5 4K Mixed 34.8 50.8
142% 51.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 DQ Read 253 360
61.6 DQ Write 194 312
18 DQ Mixed 87 131
102% 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
171GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 509
Write 477
Mixed 478
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 41.8
151% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 113
130% 222 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
148GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 498
Write 436
Mixed 492
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 73.4
4K Mixed 37.3
143% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 107
114% 188 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 511
Write 205
Mixed 305
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 44.2
180% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 61.3
101% 198 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 492
Mixed 498
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 24.9
115% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 116
143% 253 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 154
Mixed 247
65% 299 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 48.6
174% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 87.4
89% 146 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 186
Mixed 226
66% 305 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 29.6
143% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 68.4
99% 190 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 493
Write 336
Mixed 354
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 4.64
21% 7.16 MB/s
DQ Read 6.68
DQ Write 13.4
DQ Mixed 4.65
5% 8.25 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,139,020 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 811 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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