Average Bench: 89.9% (259th of 1003)

Based on 415 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB

Very good average bench

The Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 10.0% 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB is 54.9%. 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 259MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 397MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 415 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 455 511
244 Write 408 488
262 Mixed 397 504
124 SusWrite 259 323
85.3% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 29.1 41.6
24.3 4K Write 66.8 102
13.7 4K Mixed 36 54.5
126% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 DQ Read 283 382
70.7 DQ Write 266 339
18.7 DQ Mixed 214 356
177% 255 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
143GB free
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 312 311 312 312 311 MB/s
Read 420
Write 419
Mixed 361
SusWrite 321
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 47.1
156% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 368
274% 362 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 254 250 252 249 250 MB/s
Read 408
Write 381
Mixed 366
SusWrite 257
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 38.1
126% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 355
267% 358 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 301 303 299 300 299 MB/s
Read 327
Write 331
Mixed 308
SusWrite 305
72% 318 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 19.6
100% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 352
265% 355 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 273 286 277 250 291 MB/s
Read 354
Write 336
Mixed 188
SusWrite 268
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 29.9
87% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 192
163% 241 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,214,281 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 986 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Dell Inspiron 5379

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