Average Bench: 74.1% (518th of 1011)

Based on 148 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 2.5 7m

Good average bench

The Samsung PM871 2.5 7m 256GB averaged 25.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 103MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 2.5 7m 256GB is 39.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM871 2.5 7m 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 204MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 148 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 465 512
80.2 Write 204 295
119 Mixed 243 364
52 SusWrite 166 290
59.7% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16 4K Read 27 34.9
37.3 4K Write 72.6 124
14.1 4K Mixed 25.9 38.9
112% 41.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.9 DQ Read 273 381
68.8 DQ Write 174 291
14.5 DQ Mixed 103 244
109% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 291 294 295 295 280 MB/s
Read 488
Write 296
Mixed 256
SusWrite 290
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 47.3
202% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 236
201% 295 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 291 289 293 292 293 MB/s
Read 502
Write 294
Mixed 249
SusWrite 291
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 43.5
181% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 248
210% 308 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 135 136 126 126 123 MB/s
Read 476
Write 160
Mixed 200
SusWrite 131
53% 242 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 75.1
4K Mixed 32.7
126% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 34.1
88% 191 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 158 156 157 149 156 MB/s
Read 470
Write 176
Mixed 209
SusWrite 154
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 30.5
114% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 225
182% 263 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 205 225 217 123 195 MB/s
Read 427
Write 156
Mixed 157
SusWrite 193
51% 233 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 27.4
109% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 48.3
80% 159 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 71 62 60 53 60 MB/s
Read 423
Write 106
Mixed 108
SusWrite 65.9
38% 176 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 26.6
112% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 95.3
DQ Mixed 153
134% 209 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,367,628 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 2.5 7m 256GB Builds (Compare 1,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E5450

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