Average Bench: 55% (569th of 850)

Based on 163 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 21.1MB/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 33.9%. 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 22.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 163 samples)
Min Avg Max
313 Read 445 511
42.8 Write 155 248
72.1 Mixed 155 261
54.6% 251 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 21.1 28.7
23.1 4K Write 49.1 86
7.24 4K Mixed 10.5 12.8
71.4% 26.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 DQ Read 208 368
37.9 DQ Write 117 211
8.38 DQ Mixed 22.5 31.6
54.1% 116 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free
Firmware: DXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 243
Mixed 188
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 11.3
66% 23.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 29.9
89% 195 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: DXT0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 492
Write 134
Mixed 190
59% 272 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 55.5
4K Mixed 11
86% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 27.3
74% 164 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 213
Mixed 186
64% 293 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 11.2
69% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 28
65% 135 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: DXT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 439
Write 56.4
Mixed 109
43% 202 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 10.8
81% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 30.4
76% 166 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 420
Write 52.2
Mixed 119
42% 197 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 11.1
86% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 11.4
63% 152 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 476
Write 124
Mixed 123
52% 241 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 8.89
55% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 17.8
DQ Write 35.9
DQ Mixed 8.68
12% 20.8 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: DXT03D0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 422
Write 61.2
Mixed 111
42% 198 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 8.42
51% 19 MB/s
DQ Read 16.9
DQ Write 36.1
DQ Mixed 8.36
12% 20.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,049,338 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 1,550 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% - Above average Total price: $199

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