Average Bench: 55.1% (578th of 857)

Based on 189 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 44.9% 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 445MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB is 35.7%. 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 22.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 157MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 189 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 445 511
42.7 Write 158 248
71 Mixed 157 261
55.1% 253 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.8 4K Read 21 28.8
21.2 4K Write 48.8 91.6
7.12 4K Mixed 10.4 12.8
71% 26.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 DQ Read 204 369
36.4 DQ Write 118 213
8.2 DQ Mixed 22.4 31.5
53.7% 115 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
198GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 248
Mixed 132
63% 290 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 45.2
4K Mixed 11
69% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 31.3
75% 156 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 246
Mixed 245
71% 324 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 25.3
4K Mixed 9.85
51% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 7.4
78% 187 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 493
Write 245
Mixed 211
69% 316 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 8.97
58% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 18
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 8.59
36% 74.2 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 232
Mixed 160
63% 290 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 27.7
4K Mixed 11.1
48% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 98.8
DQ Write 38.8
DQ Mixed 27.4
31% 55 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 482
Write 249
Mixed 260
73% 330 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 30.1
4K Mixed 8.09
53% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 32.6
DQ Mixed 8.11
11% 20.4 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 353
Write 176
Mixed 140
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 44.6
4K Mixed 7.5
57% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 16.8
DQ Write 41.6
DQ Mixed 9.76
13% 22.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,541,596 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 1,865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $199

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