Average Bench: 83.9% (408th of 1058)

Based on 1,803 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 16.0% 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 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB is 50.8%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 273MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 276MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,803 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 437 508
120 Write 276 390
207 Mixed 273 325
87.7 SusWrite 278 407
70.6% 316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 26.9 35.9
33.8 4K Write 66 110
21.9 4K Mixed 34.1 46.3
119% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
128 DQ Read 340 384
90.3 DQ Write 220 292
88.7 DQ Mixed 147 169
146% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 402 367 307 376 403 MB/s
Read 489
Write 253
Mixed 285
SusWrite 376
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 48.1
178% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 155
161% 267 MB/s
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 315 341 380 394 407 MB/s
Read 512
Write 286
Mixed 290
SusWrite 350
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 47.1
176% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 150
151% 248 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 354 364 203 300 268 MB/s
Read 389
Write 105
Mixed 219
SusWrite 295
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 31.6
100% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 138
130% 210 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 327 338 334 280 344 MB/s
Read 281
Write 212
Mixed 244
SusWrite 326
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 26.1
86% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 164
143% 214 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,247,471 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 3,114 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Precision T1700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $241

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