Average Bench: 54.7% (656th of 921)

Based on 305 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 20.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 450MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB is 36.8%. 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 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 305 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 450 509
43 Write 160 248
72.2 Mixed 162 259
56% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 20.6 28.5
18.6 4K Write 47.6 90.1
7.08 4K Mixed 10.3 12.9
69.5% 26.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 DQ Read 191 364
35.9 DQ Write 117 212
7.91 DQ Mixed 21.9 31.4
51.8% 110 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 238
Mixed 256
72% 330 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 10.3
100% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 92.8
DQ Mixed 9.87
22% 42.9 MB/s
221GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 469
Write 166
Mixed 198
60% 278 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 9.23
59% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 9.26
67% 157 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 102
Mixed 140
51% 239 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 12.9
80% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 26.6
48% 96.1 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 160
Mixed 220
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 30
4K Mixed 9
53% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 17.8
DQ Write 32.6
DQ Mixed 8.41
11% 19.6 MB/s
1GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 313
Write 39.7
Mixed 41.2
28% 131 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 8.5
66% 23.2 MB/s
DQ Read 87.4
DQ Write 45.4
DQ Mixed 24.8
30% 52.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,466,514 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 2,770 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $199

Popular PM841 2.5" 256GB systems:

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