Average Bench: 80.3% (454th of 1040)

Based on 1,557 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Very good average bench

The Samsung PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 19.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 215MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 343MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 42.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 227MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 227MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,557 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 446 505
115 Write 253 301
130 Mixed 227 272
84.9 SusWrite 227 297
64.1% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 26.5 35.8
31 4K Write 69.6 111
17.2 4K Mixed 31 41.8
117% 42.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
116 DQ Read 343 385
86 DQ Write 233 302
109 DQ Mixed 215 250
180% 264 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 299 299 300 301 303 MB/s
Read 492
Write 302
Mixed 271
SusWrite 300
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 39.4
151% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 252
213% 313 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 296 297 259 253 265 MB/s
Read 497
Write 300
Mixed 260
SusWrite 278
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 35.7
132% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 249
201% 284 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 273 267 260 258 247 MB/s
Read 470
Write 286
Mixed 253
SusWrite 261
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 27.6
96% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 236
202% 299 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,098,681 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 536 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E5550

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