Average Bench: 83% (379th of 1018)

Based on 1,533 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 17.0% 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 148MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB is 42.1%. 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 263MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 266MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,533 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 439 500
116 Write 266 389
220 Mixed 274 327
93.2 SusWrite 263 391
69.2% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 26.8 34.3
32.3 4K Write 66.1 107
22.3 4K Mixed 33.9 44.3
119% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
86.6 DQ Read 340 384
104 DQ Write 224 292
87.9 DQ Mixed 148 169
146% 237 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 415 416 416 413 390 MB/s
Read 512
Write 418
Mixed 360
SusWrite 412
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 48.8
177% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 173
174% 282 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 393 401 411 389 403 MB/s
Read 504
Write 327
Mixed 289
SusWrite 396
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 41.3
146% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 162
163% 266 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 346 382 349 347 343 MB/s
Read 449
Write 370
Mixed 299
SusWrite 348
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 40
135% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 168
170% 277 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 396 382 398 405 402 MB/s
Read 440
Write 141
Mixed 270
SusWrite 390
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 32.6
120% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 155
150% 242 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 174 172 180 187 192 MB/s
Read 478
Write 230
Mixed 298
SusWrite 181
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 35.1
120% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 164
161% 260 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 97 93 91 86 89 MB/s
Read 398
Write 159
Mixed 235
SusWrite 97.6
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 34.2
113% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 149
141% 226 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,900,725 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 5,428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Alienware X51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $365

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