Average Bench: 55% (838th of 1058)

Based on 1,394 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 311MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB is 36.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 85MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 95.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
321 Read 423 494
29.4 Write 95.8 139
52.6 Mixed 115 163
26.1 SusWrite 85 133
39.1% 180 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 21.6 30.3
21.8 4K Write 45.4 86
11.2 4K Mixed 18.1 25.2
80% 28.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
160 DQ Read 311 364
28.7 DQ Write 90.9 142
30.9 DQ Mixed 53.5 65.4
77.8% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 118 121 110 96 105 MB/s
Read 489
Write 97.8
Mixed 106
SusWrite 108
43% 200 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 21.9
97% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 98.2
DQ Mixed 57.3
87% 172 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 134 134 133 133 MB/s
Read 447
Write 137
Mixed 158
SusWrite 133
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 20.2
88% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 64.7
96% 186 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 132 132 133 132 MB/s
Read 446
Write 137
Mixed 155
SusWrite 128
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 20.2
88% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 64.8
96% 187 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 62 48 48 49 48 MB/s
Read 395
Write 133
Mixed 141
SusWrite 59
40% 182 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 15.2
68% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 59.6
90% 177 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 31 29 27 26 28 MB/s
Read 379
Write 32.8
Mixed 51.1
SusWrite 29.1
26% 123 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 27.1
4K Mixed 19.9
72% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 31.4
DQ Mixed 41.8
70% 145 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 42 59 63 52 40 MB/s
Read 316
Write 42.7
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 47.8
25% 117 MB/s
4K Read 8.5
4K Write 16.7
4K Mixed 10.2
35% 11.8 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 32.9
DQ Mixed 35.2
62% 132 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,419,383 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 M.2 2280 128GB Builds (Compare 1,006 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware 15

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