Average Bench: 90% (268th of 1011)

Based on 479 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 9.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 226MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB is 53.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 258MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 391MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 479 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 452 510
242 Write 404 487
259 Mixed 391 504
123 SusWrite 258 322
84.5% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 29.5 42.2
25.2 4K Write 67.8 103
14 4K Mixed 36.7 55.3
128% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.5 DQ Read 290 382
71.8 DQ Write 270 339
20.6 DQ Mixed 226 357
184% 262 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 294 293 305 290 299 MB/s
Read 479
Write 453
Mixed 403
SusWrite 303
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 57
181% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 354
267% 357 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 298 302 291 266 304 MB/s
Read 462
Write 412
Mixed 381
SusWrite 298
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 49.8
167% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 353
266% 356 MB/s
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 219 216 215 206 214 MB/s
Read 450
Write 429
Mixed 383
SusWrite 234
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 51.8
172% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 344
261% 352 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 104 99 101 101 105 MB/s
Read 438
Write 391
Mixed 366
SusWrite 120
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 34.3
116% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 255
191% 255 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,689,511 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 1,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Inspiron 5379

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