Average Bench: 53.7% (785th of 1003)

Based on 858 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM851 M.2 2280 128GB

Average average bench

The Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB averaged 46.2% 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 Random Read Speed 22.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 253MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB is 31.5%. 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 87.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 94.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 858 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 444 494
28.3 Write 94.8 137
48.5 Mixed 129 211
27.1 SusWrite 87.7 133
41% 189 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.2 4K Read 22.1 28.4
21.5 4K Write 47 78.3
7.52 4K Mixed 15 22.9
77.6% 28 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 DQ Read 253 363
29.1 DQ Write 92.2 140
8.24 DQ Mixed 39 64.1
64% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 120 121 130 132 131 MB/s
Read 474
Write 136
Mixed 152
SusWrite 127
48% 222 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 24.7
119% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 59.3
91% 177 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 126 118 129 131 131 MB/s
Read 462
Write 133
Mixed 140
SusWrite 126
47% 215 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 23.4
105% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 63.6
96% 187 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 102 101 101 21 20 MB/s
Read 457
Write 95.8
Mixed 119
SusWrite 74.1
40% 187 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 19.9
92% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 57
84% 164 MB/s
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 29 30 27 27 28 MB/s
Read 459
Write 38
Mixed 50
SusWrite 29.1
31% 144 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 21.9
83% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 25.7
DQ Mixed 40.9
64% 131 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,781,594 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 M.2 2280 128GB Builds (Compare 1,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 17 R2

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