Average Bench: 92% (117th of 921)

Based on 214 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 8.0% 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 31.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 52.3%. 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 182MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 199MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 214 samples)
Min Avg Max
479 Read 503 521
194 Write 411 495
215 Mixed 432 504
99.9% 449 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 31.4 41.7
28 4K Write 69.9 108
13.1 4K Mixed 31.9 48.9
125% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 182 368
58.1 DQ Write 199 322
14.9 DQ Mixed 74 134
87.9% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
42GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 335
Mixed 402
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 48.3
179% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 107
128% 226 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 508
Write 442
Mixed 469
105% 473 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 43.8
131% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 130
146% 248 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 490
Write 316
Mixed 371
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 45.7
158% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 111
132% 233 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 508
Write 322
Mixed 319
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 32.9
148% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 23
78% 173 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 466
Mixed 442
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 26.7
140% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 39.5
DQ Write 99.1
DQ Mixed 108
71% 82.1 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 242
Mixed 312
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 32.5
111% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 55.2
DQ Mixed 18.8
21% 34.4 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 496
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 11.2
51% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 19.6
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 11
42% 86.8 MB/s
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Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 1,450 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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