Average Bench: 91.6% (131st of 929)

Based on 230 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 8.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 54.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 178MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 195MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 230 samples)
Min Avg Max
480 Read 503 521
190 Write 411 496
215 Mixed 431 504
99.9% 448 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 31.3 41.5
28 4K Write 69.4 107
12.7 4K Mixed 31.7 48.9
125% 44.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 178 368
58.1 DQ Write 195 321
14.8 DQ Mixed 73.2 134
86.4% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
12GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 292
Mixed 335
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 41.7
147% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 96.6
100% 163 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 475
Mixed 488
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 38.9
126% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 58.9
DQ Mixed 19.6
22% 36.3 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 484
Mixed 505
111% 497 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 36.9
103% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 81.3
84% 137 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 401
Mixed 440
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 32.8
112% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 90.1
DQ Mixed 57
57% 93.3 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 283
Mixed 356
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 34.9
126% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 98.5
81% 110 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 235
Mixed 317
78% 354 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 31.8
135% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 35.9
DQ Write 98
DQ Mixed 21.9
30% 51.9 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 484
Mixed 487
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 19.6
87% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.8
DQ Write 65.1
DQ Mixed 19.9
23% 38.9 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 394
Mixed 411
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 30.6
4K Mixed 19.6
73% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 58
DQ Mixed 17.5
20% 33.8 MB/s
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Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 1,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

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

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