Average Bench: 83.1% (373rd of 1011)

Based on 1,138 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD SM841N 2.5 7, SAMSUNG SSD SM841N 2.5

Very good average bench

The Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 16.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB is 41%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 254MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 258MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,138 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 439 499
113 Write 258 384
214 Mixed 271 324
84.7 SusWrite 254 395
68.1% 306 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 27.2 35.4
31.9 4K Write 68.4 109
23.3 4K Mixed 34.4 44.9
122% 43.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
77.1 DQ Read 340 384
98.1 DQ Write 221 292
45 DQ Mixed 146 169
145% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 321 352 341 338 343 MB/s
Read 406
Write 350
Mixed 273
SusWrite 330
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 36.1
126% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 132
153% 266 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 342 347 326 327 319 MB/s
Read 397
Write 355
Mixed 297
SusWrite 321
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 38.9
123% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 135
155% 268 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 374 369 366 370 369 MB/s
Read 438
Write 371
Mixed 279
SusWrite 370
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 55.4
4K Mixed 34.5
106% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 166
168% 275 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 199 165 184 163 197 MB/s
Read 384
Write 176
Mixed 264
SusWrite 180
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 64
4K Mixed 31.8
113% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 151
151% 246 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 121 150 166 173 350 MB/s
Read 356
Write 108
Mixed 227
SusWrite 177
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 25.8
88% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 140
131% 212 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 374 373 373 317 279 MB/s
Read 339
Write 295
Mixed 227
SusWrite 342
68% 301 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 15.6
4K Mixed 8
46% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 134
135% 219 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,565,395 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 4,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Alienware X51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $365

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