Average Bench: 55% (790th of 1016)

Based on 957 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM851 M.2 2280 128GB

Average average bench

The Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB averaged 44.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 293MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB is 32.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 88.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 957 samples)
Min Avg Max
314 Read 430 492
30.3 Write 97 139
50.1 Mixed 120 169
26.4 SusWrite 88.6 133
40% 184 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 21.8 28.8
21.6 4K Write 45.9 74.6
9.25 4K Mixed 17.6 23.6
79.8% 28.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 DQ Read 293 365
29.2 DQ Write 93.1 140
10.6 DQ Mixed 49.6 64.5
74.1% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
72GB free
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 134 136 136 135 MB/s
Read 483
Write 141
Mixed 164
SusWrite 135
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 23.9
113% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 62.9
97% 189 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 130 133 133 131 133 MB/s
Read 468
Write 140
Mixed 158
SusWrite 132
49% 224 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 22.6
102% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 66.1
98% 190 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 134 135 135 135 MB/s
Read 394
Write 138
Mixed 145
SusWrite 135
45% 203 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 23.6
99% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 58.7
94% 187 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 114 116 120 122 MB/s
Read 458
Write 100
Mixed 115
SusWrite 107
42% 195 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 21.7
94% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 58.9
86% 168 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 134 134 134 134 MB/s
Read 378
Write 138
Mixed 152
SusWrite 134
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 15.3
88% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 62.4
92% 179 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 120 113 103 83 107 MB/s
Read 446
Write 94.4
Mixed 123
SusWrite 107
42% 193 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 41.5
4K Mixed 18
79% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 91.7
DQ Mixed 57.6
72% 132 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 101 89 76 56 45 MB/s
Read 410
Write 122
Mixed 136
SusWrite 78.7
41% 187 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 31.1
4K Mixed 17
68% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 54.3
82% 160 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 M.2 2280 128GB Builds (Compare 1,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 17 R2

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