Average Bench: 78% (464th of 1016)

Based on 440 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 M.2 2280 256GB

Good average bench

The Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB averaged 21.9% 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 129MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 256GB is 47.1%. 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 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 440 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 469 515
138 Write 251 296
173 Mixed 275 364
107 SusWrite 225 290
67.8% 305 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 27.2 36.2
36 4K Write 77.2 118
11.5 4K Mixed 26.4 39.9
116% 43.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 DQ Read 239 383
63.2 DQ Write 199 296
13 DQ Mixed 129 245
121% 189 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 280 282 289 289 289 MB/s
Read 462
Write 293
Mixed 246
SusWrite 285
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 37
163% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 242
201% 293 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 120 122 140 125 120 MB/s
Read 476
Write 160
Mixed 218
SusWrite 129
54% 246 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 38.3
162% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 216
178% 261 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 252 259 241 236 219 MB/s
Read 496
Write 295
Mixed 259
SusWrite 248
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 34.4
120% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 166
148% 220 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 51 42 42 42 41 MB/s
Read 467
Write 78
Mixed 105
SusWrite 47
38% 174 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 27
108% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 152
136% 214 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,412,029 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 4,943 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $359

Popular PM871 M.2 2280 256GB systems:

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