Average Bench: 81.7% (404th of 1016)

Based on 1,174 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Very good average bench

The Samsung PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 18.3% 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 218MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 336MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 44.2%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 232MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 238MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,174 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 446 505
146 Write 262 300
183 Mixed 232 265
108 SusWrite 238 295
65.6% 295 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 26.7 36.3
36.8 4K Write 72.6 118
17.5 4K Mixed 31.2 42.6
119% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
99.2 DQ Read 336 384
104 DQ Write 244 299
85.7 DQ Mixed 218 249
182% 266 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 230 236 223 235 224 MB/s
Read 508
Write 289
Mixed 250
SusWrite 228
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 42.3
173% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 241
206% 303 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 65 77 74 64 63 MB/s
Read 500
Write 156
Mixed 249
SusWrite 73.8
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 41.2
165% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 230
196% 288 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 255 295 296 295 297 MB/s
Read 453
Write 286
Mixed 266
SusWrite 282
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 32.3
119% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 243
208% 306 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 106 106 99 94 65 MB/s
Read 499
Write 256
Mixed 200
SusWrite 108
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 40.5
160% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 208
169% 242 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 273 282 284 274 269 MB/s
Read 469
Write 289
Mixed 251
SusWrite 276
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 60.5
4K Mixed 31.5
114% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 250
211% 309 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,397,007 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 2,014 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E5450

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