Average Bench: 87.4% (350th of 1058)

Based on 945 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB

Very good average bench

The Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 12.5% 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 297MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB is 56.1%. 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 231MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 352MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 945 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 434 497
193 Write 378 481
233 Mixed 352 413
91.9 SusWrite 231 323
78.2% 349 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 31 42.6
29 4K Write 69 109
19.3 4K Mixed 40.3 57.7
135% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 333 384
114 DQ Write 292 351
117 DQ Mixed 297 362
227% 307 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 168 164 160 167 161 MB/s
Read 484
Write 402
Mixed 385
SusWrite 182
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 57.9
191% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 321
244% 330 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 316 317 317 316 316 MB/s
Read 436
Write 426
Mixed 378
SusWrite 328
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 42.4
138% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 358
268% 358 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 83 80 90 87 91 MB/s
Read 491
Write 351
Mixed 373
SusWrite 116
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 50.6
169% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 345
260% 348 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 204 168 160 155 132 MB/s
Read 371
Write 337
Mixed 303
SusWrite 176
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 33.2
114% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 348
263% 352 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 171 175 169 167 167 MB/s
Read 370
Write 349
Mixed 223
SusWrite 170
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 23.3
86% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 201
166% 242 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 121 122 123 121 116 MB/s
Read 333
Write 317
Mixed 331
SusWrite 129
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 35.7
4K Mixed 25
77% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 314
244% 336 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,117,358 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871b 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5379

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