Average Bench: 91.2% (65th of 848)

Based on 70 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 8.7% 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 30.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 29MB/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 169MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 202MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 70 samples)
Min Avg Max
479 Read 503 521
207 Write 435 495
268 Mixed 453 506
103% 464 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 30.4 40.4
31.8 4K Write 69 107
16.1 4K Mixed 29 47.5
120% 42.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 169 363
56.4 DQ Write 202 326
15.2 DQ Mixed 68.6 135
84.1% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 357
Mixed 392
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 24.8
134% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 32.9
DQ Write 71.3
DQ Mixed 95.4
60% 66.5 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 159
Mixed 262
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 31.3
128% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 98.8
120% 216 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 512
Write 214
Mixed 280
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 63.2
4K Mixed 18.7
106% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 31
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 17.9
42% 81.9 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 180
Mixed 253
68% 313 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 16.9
97% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 70.4
66% 97.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,355,258 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $440

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