Average Bench: 76.3% (533rd of 1058)

Based on 475 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD SM841N mSATA, SAMSUNG SSD SM841N mSATA 256GB SED

Good average bench

The Samsung SM841N mSATA 256GB averaged 23.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM841N mSATA 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 299MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841N mSATA 256GB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM841N mSATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 266MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 271MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 475 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 431 504
111 Write 266 386
184 Mixed 274 380
99.9 SusWrite 271 386
69.3% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 4K Read 23.8 32.8
25.3 4K Write 57.5 86.7
13.4 4K Mixed 28.2 41.2
103% 36.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.9 DQ Read 299 381
84 DQ Write 209 289
18.1 DQ Mixed 128 168
129% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM45D6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 202 248 251 294 134 MB/s
Read 504
Write 277
Mixed 283
SusWrite 220
71% 321 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 45.5
168% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 157
159% 261 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM45D6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 357 291 144 139 140 MB/s
Read 442
Write 333
Mixed 271
SusWrite 228
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 23.3
79% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 153
159% 265 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM45D6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 345 360 327 311 308 MB/s
Read 375
Write 332
Mixed 308
SusWrite 331
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 32.7
4K Mixed 18.6
60% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 168
170% 276 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM45D6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 236 263 271 305 321 MB/s
Read 406
Write 291
Mixed 239
SusWrite 276
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 32.1
4K Mixed 23.8
74% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 148
128% 190 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,194,534 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841N mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 3,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $361

Popular SM841N mSATA 256GB systems:

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