Average Bench: 78.9% (470th of 1037)

Based on 546 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 M.2 2280 256GB

Good average bench

The Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB averaged 21.0% 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 168MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB is 46.7%. 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 230MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 248MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 546 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 456 513
139 Write 249 297
158 Mixed 248 360
105 SusWrite 230 292
65.8% 296 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 26.8 36.2
31.7 4K Write 75.4 118
12.9 4K Mixed 28.3 41.3
117% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 DQ Read 284 385
69.7 DQ Write 216 297
14.7 DQ Mixed 168 247
148% 223 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 226 233 240 238 200 MB/s
Read 502
Write 261
Mixed 252
SusWrite 224
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 42.4
164% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 235
183% 257 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 287 292 292 291 292 MB/s
Read 439
Write 296
Mixed 243
SusWrite 290
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 32.7
131% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 245
208% 305 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 212 211 195 208 260 MB/s
Read 448
Write 176
Mixed 166
SusWrite 217
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 33
129% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 229
187% 271 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 238 269 287 287 272 MB/s
Read 469
Write 287
Mixed 242
SusWrite 262
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 30.8
4K Mixed 28.8
100% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 36.9
DQ Mixed 75.2
80% 142 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 221 240 253 252 254 MB/s
Read 366
Write 263
Mixed 225
SusWrite 245
62% 275 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 26
111% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 69.9
DQ Mixed 34.6
54% 107 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 154 153 161 158 147 MB/s
Read 424
Write 194
Mixed 191
SusWrite 157
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 12.3
66% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 206
171% 251 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,610,326 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 574 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E7270

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