Average Bench: 91.9% (78th of 873)

Based on 179 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 8.1% 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 31.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 52.5%. 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 181MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 179 samples)
Min Avg Max
480 Read 503 521
199 Write 417 494
197 Mixed 435 504
101% 452 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 31.2 41.7
28.1 4K Write 69 107
14.8 4K Mixed 31.5 48.1
124% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 181 370
58.2 DQ Write 196 322
15.1 DQ Mixed 73.4 134
87.1% 150 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
109GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 446
Mixed 462
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 41.9
180% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 27.7
104% 232 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 483
Mixed 503
111% 498 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 50.6
4K Mixed 38.2
114% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 122
132% 222 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 360
Mixed 382
93% 421 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 26
141% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 38.1
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 103
69% 81.5 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 316
Mixed 400
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 34.6
117% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 94.4
DQ Mixed 58.1
59% 97 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 100
Mixed 197
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 17.3
92% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 34.3
DQ Write 70
DQ Mixed 17.9
23% 40.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,236,153 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 1,089 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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