Average Bench: 54.6% (786th of 1011)

Based on 956 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM851 M.2 2280 128GB

Average average bench

The Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB averaged 45.4% 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 281MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 128GB is 32.6%. 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 88.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 95.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 956 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 434 493
29.9 Write 95.9 138
49.8 Mixed 122 190
26.6 SusWrite 88.2 132
40.2% 185 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 22 28.8
21.6 4K Write 46.1 73.8
8.52 4K Mixed 16.9 23.4
79.3% 28.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.1 DQ Read 281 365
29.2 DQ Write 92.3 140
10.1 DQ Mixed 46.7 64.4
71.1% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 131 133 135 135 135 MB/s
Read 434
Write 139
Mixed 150
SusWrite 133
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 67
4K Mixed 19.4
102% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 59.1
90% 177 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 128 131 132 131 132 MB/s
Read 437
Write 135
Mixed 152
SusWrite 130
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 17.9
80% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 60.6
95% 187 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 22 22 22 26 25 MB/s
Read 398
Write 39.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 24.9
27% 127 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 29.4
4K Mixed 17.5
75% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 39.1
DQ Mixed 38.4
70% 148 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 112 120 120 121 121 MB/s
Read 373
Write 125
Mixed 142
SusWrite 118
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 14.2
60% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 54.9
74% 136 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 88 38 44 93 104 MB/s
Read 400
Write 34.8
Mixed 55
SusWrite 73.1
30% 141 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 24.2
4K Mixed 14.4
58% 18.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 25.7
DQ Mixed 39.8
68% 143 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 89 87 83 82 69 MB/s
Read 377
Write 117
Mixed 140
SusWrite 81.5
39% 179 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 33.6
4K Mixed 15.1
55% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 92.9
DQ Mixed 46.2
72% 143 MB/s
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT25D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 23 23 23 22 22 MB/s
Read 325
Write 26.7
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 23.7
22% 105 MB/s
4K Read 15.7
4K Write 21.5
4K Mixed 11.8
50% 16.3 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 25.2
DQ Mixed 30.1
62% 136 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 M.2 2280 128GB Builds (Compare 1,790 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: Alienware 17 R2

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