Average Bench: 92.4% (72nd of 859)

Based on 141 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 7.6% 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 31MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 48%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 141 samples)
Min Avg Max
478 Read 502 520
200 Write 421 495
216 Mixed 439 505
101% 454 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 31 41.1
32 4K Write 68.9 105
16.2 4K Mixed 32 48.1
125% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.1 DQ Read 186 372
60.8 DQ Write 198 326
16 DQ Mixed 77.9 135
90.2% 154 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 439
Mixed 460
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 50.1
179% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 113
145% 260 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 492
Mixed 504
113% 504 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 48
167% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 125
126% 205 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 316
Mixed 386
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 41.2
144% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 110
117% 197 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 476
Mixed 414
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 32
4K Mixed 37.3
97% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 105
117% 204 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 460
Mixed 477
106% 476 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 34.2
117% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 96
DQ Mixed 60.3
60% 97.3 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 282
Mixed 377
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 36.7
129% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 18
74% 167 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 477
Mixed 495
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 17.2
112% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 80.8
DQ Mixed 19.6
25% 43.6 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 458
Mixed 470
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 20.8
110% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 65.4
DQ Mixed 20.5
23% 38.8 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 SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 811 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 63%
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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