Average Bench: 87.5% (324th of 1037)

Based on 2,529 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871b M.2 2280 256GB

Very good average bench

The Samsung PM871b M.2 2280 256GB averaged just 12.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM871b M.2 2280 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 306MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871b M.2 2280 256GB is 51.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM871b M.2 2280 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 222MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 437 496
193 Write 372 474
230 Mixed 349 410
87.1 SusWrite 222 321
77.3% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 30.5 41.8
34 4K Write 69.3 105
20 4K Mixed 40.7 57.2
135% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
191 DQ Read 348 383
120 DQ Write 298 344
146 DQ Mixed 306 360
234% 317 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 297 308 302 289 280 MB/s
Read 497
Write 464
Mixed 375
SusWrite 307
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 59.3
197% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 333
250% 334 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 304 313 318 318 318 MB/s
Read 496
Write 476
Mixed 404
SusWrite 311
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 54.7
183% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 354
266% 357 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 297 285 294 259 168 MB/s
Read 486
Write 439
Mixed 379
SusWrite 277
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 46.4
154% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 357
267% 356 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 295 225 204 202 200 MB/s
Read 462
Write 448
Mixed 384
SusWrite 242
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 52
173% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 41.1
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 360
228% 248 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 277 197 187 176 172 MB/s
Read 459
Write 432
Mixed 378
SusWrite 222
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 45.8
149% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 358
269% 360 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 166 160 167 165 162 MB/s
Read 479
Write 435
Mixed 385
SusWrite 184
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 45
150% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 357
268% 357 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 298 277 276 259 245 MB/s
Read 460
Write 345
Mixed 273
SusWrite 276
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 31.8
114% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 242
205% 301 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 80 73 76 80 75 MB/s
Read 472
Write 306
Mixed 386
SusWrite 89.3
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 37.6
134% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 338
258% 348 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,584,284 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871b M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 4,842 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming - $650

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $650

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