Average Bench: 54.6% (570th of 848)

Based on 141 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 45.3% 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 21.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 439MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 22.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 152MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 141 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 439 511
41.4 Write 154 248
71.5 Mixed 152 259
54% 248 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 21.2 29
21.9 4K Write 49.5 92.1
6.98 4K Mixed 10.4 12.9
71.8% 27.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 DQ Read 202 365
39.5 DQ Write 113 211
8.62 DQ Mixed 22.2 31.7
52.8% 112 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
143GB free
Firmware: DXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 244
Mixed 222
71% 325 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 11.7
95% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 31
92% 204 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: DXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 138
Mixed 219
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 11.7
95% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 31.1
92% 204 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 137
Mixed 191
59% 272 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 34.9
4K Mixed 9.3
60% 21.2 MB/s
DQ Read 21
DQ Write 39.7
DQ Mixed 27.6
22% 29.4 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 408
Write 88.7
Mixed 110
44% 202 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 34
4K Mixed 9.79
55% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 20.4
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 9.07
28% 55.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,267 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E6540

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

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