Average Bench: 54.9% (659th of 929)

Based on 349 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 45.1% 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. Sequential Read Speed 451MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 20.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB is 35.6%. 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 21.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 349 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 451 509
43 Write 163 248
72.5 Mixed 164 260
56.4% 259 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.8 4K Read 20.5 28.4
21.2 4K Write 47.7 89.8
7.37 4K Mixed 10.4 12.8
69.7% 26.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 DQ Read 188 363
36.8 DQ Write 117 213
7.97 DQ Mixed 21.9 31.5
51.5% 109 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 479
Write 241
Mixed 242
70% 321 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 11
75% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 28.2
77% 166 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 244
Mixed 115
62% 284 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 9.87
67% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 17.9
DQ Write 56.8
DQ Mixed 8.52
15% 27.7 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 232
Mixed 173
66% 301 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 8.24
70% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 49.3
DQ Mixed 8.7
14% 26.2 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 502
Write 228
Mixed 148
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 56.3
4K Mixed 9.38
67% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 17.1
DQ Write 51.9
DQ Mixed 8.25
14% 25.7 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 456
Write 131
Mixed 160
54% 249 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 9.47
58% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 27
73% 163 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,231,067 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 1,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $500

Popular PM841 2.5" 256GB systems:

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