Average Bench: 77.6% (449th of 1003)

Based on 365 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 113MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.4MB/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 223MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 365 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 475 516
143 Write 251 297
182 Mixed 286 365
114 SusWrite 223 291
68.7% 309 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 27.4 36
36.3 4K Write 77.3 117
11 4K Mixed 25.7 39.4
115% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 223 383
62.1 DQ Write 191 296
12.5 DQ Mixed 113 244
110% 176 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 285 287 291 281 282 MB/s
Read 502
Write 295
Mixed 256
SusWrite 285
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.4
166% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 245
208% 305 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 170 176 176 168 172 MB/s
Read 492
Write 210
Mixed 213
SusWrite 172
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 36.3
154% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 228
184% 264 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 270 270 259 265 268 MB/s
Read 359
Write 223
Mixed 205
SusWrite 266
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 37.3
126% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 233
198% 292 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 276 289 291 293 294 MB/s
Read 412
Write 295
Mixed 236
SusWrite 286
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 18.3
102% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 241
204% 297 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 129 129 129 127 130 MB/s
Read 442
Write 171
Mixed 184
SusWrite 129
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 25.4
105% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 211
170% 245 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 147 156 154 141 155 MB/s
Read 436
Write 213
Mixed 208
SusWrite 152
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 27.5
107% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 27.4
DQ Write 65.7
DQ Mixed 30.7
28% 41.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,790,840 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 3,921 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $353

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