Average Bench: 96.7% (52nd of 848)

Based on 42 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 3.2% 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 35.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 91.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 53.4%. 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 357MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 201MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42 samples)
Min Avg Max
464 Read 508 523
75.2 Write 357 503
128 Mixed 395 506
93.2% 420 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 35.1 44.6
0.35 4K Write 91.7 137
0.34 4K Mixed 35.5 53.8
147% 54.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 DQ Read 247 361
60.7 DQ Write 201 324
17.9 DQ Mixed 89.2 127
104% 179 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
30GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 407
Mixed 390
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 37.9
143% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 121
135% 232 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 328
Mixed 406
92% 417 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 70.2
4K Mixed 21.6
125% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 82.2
100% 178 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
104GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 503
Write 75.2
Mixed 128
50% 235 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.34
32% 7.09 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,267 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 618 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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