Average Bench: 54% (578th of 848)

Based on 130 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM841 2.5" 7, SAMSUNG SSD PM841 2.5", SAMSUNG SSD PM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB

Average average bench

The Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB averaged 45.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 437MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 22.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 152MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 130 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 437 508
40.2 Write 152 248
70.9 Mixed 152 261
53.7% 247 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 4K Read 21 28.7
21.2 4K Write 48.8 90.3
6.92 4K Mixed 10.4 13
71% 26.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 198 359
39.2 DQ Write 109 211
8.46 DQ Mixed 22.3 31.8
51.6% 110 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
217GB free
Firmware: DXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 238
Mixed 145
65% 298 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 13.5
112% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 31.9
88% 191 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 226
Mixed 237
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 32.7
4K Mixed 10
58% 20.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20.1
DQ Write 44.7
DQ Mixed 8.82
13% 24.5 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: DXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 455
Write 80.3
Mixed 90.7
45% 209 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 10.4
74% 27.8 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 69.8
DQ Mixed 21.1
45% 96.1 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 PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $249

Popular PM841 2.5" 256GB systems:

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