Average Bench: 81.5% (389th of 1005)

Based on 1,068 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 18.4% 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 135MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB is 43.6%. 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 249MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,068 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 445 511
106 Write 252 387
204 Mixed 275 356
82 SusWrite 249 389
68.1% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 27.1 35.6
32.6 4K Write 68.1 110
17.9 4K Mixed 32.7 45
119% 42.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.5 DQ Read 323 384
85.2 DQ Write 213 291
26.6 DQ Mixed 135 169
137% 224 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 407 408 409 406 408 MB/s
Read 473
Write 407
Mixed 350
SusWrite 410
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 44.7
161% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 166
170% 278 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 296 335 337 317 326 MB/s
Read 448
Write 273
Mixed 275
SusWrite 307
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 30.8
107% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 159
156% 252 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 347 337 263 318 320 MB/s
Read 401
Write 162
Mixed 263
SusWrite 316
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 56.3
4K Mixed 30.2
102% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 21
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 150
106% 129 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 247 224 203 197 195 MB/s
Read 382
Write 243
Mixed 258
SusWrite 218
62% 275 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 64.2
4K Mixed 22
100% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 83.1
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 42
62% 112 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 97 104 120 108 115 MB/s
Read 333
Write 121
Mixed 208
SusWrite 111
43% 193 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 34.5
4K Mixed 22.8
76% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 135
114% 168 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,870,161 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 4,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

System: Alienware X51 R2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $365

Popular SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB systems:

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