Average Bench: 93% (114th of 921)

Based on 91 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 6.9% 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 33.6MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 340MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 186MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 91 samples)
Min Avg Max
478 Read 508 522
132 Write 340 493
203 Mixed 382 503
90.9% 410 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 33.6 42.4
31.1 4K Write 83 126
17.9 4K Mixed 34.5 50
139% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 DQ Read 248 367
43 DQ Write 186 303
14.5 DQ Mixed 83.7 127
98.7% 172 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 398
Mixed 416
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 49.9
182% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 112
138% 246 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 360
Mixed 400
94% 426 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 46.8
182% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 108
119% 204 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 269
Mixed 356
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 49.4
183% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 102
130% 236 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 216
Mixed 278
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 44.3
171% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 106
125% 220 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 506
Write 133
Mixed 209
62% 283 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 20.6
124% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 20.7
31% 55.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,466,514 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 1,450 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: 19% - Very poor Total price: $440

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