Average Bench: 77.6% (461st of 1011)

Based on 396 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 M.2 2280 256GB

Good average bench

The Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB averaged 22.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 121MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB is 46.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 225MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 252MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 396 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 472 516
143 Write 252 296
183 Mixed 282 365
118 SusWrite 225 290
68.4% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 27.3 35.9
35.1 4K Write 76.9 117
11.1 4K Mixed 26 39.5
115% 43.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 229 383
62.2 DQ Write 194 296
12.8 DQ Mixed 121 245
115% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
93GB free
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 294 294 294 295 295 MB/s
Read 504
Write 297
Mixed 248
SusWrite 288
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 43.6
175% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 249
211% 309 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 271 271 276 269 264 MB/s
Read 495
Write 288
Mixed 238
SusWrite 271
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 39.5
154% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 234
199% 292 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 287 292 293 292 293 MB/s
Read 440
Write 294
Mixed 240
SusWrite 290
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 34.3
139% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 244
208% 306 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 183 184 179 178 182 MB/s
Read 486
Write 233
Mixed 227
SusWrite 184
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 39
156% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 224
187% 274 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 252 271 268 271 273 MB/s
Read 413
Write 284
Mixed 236
SusWrite 265
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 13.8
96% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 237
201% 296 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 197 212 224 236 230 MB/s
Read 367
Write 248
Mixed 221
SusWrite 212
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 25.5
88% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 41.1
73% 143 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,663,864 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 4,253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $359

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