Average Bench: 88.2% (360th of 1074)

Based on 4,608 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871b M.2 2280 256GB

Very good average bench

The Samsung PM871b M.2 2280 256GB averaged just 11.7% 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 305MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 40.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871b M.2 2280 256GB is 51.7%. 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 247MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,608 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 425 495
192 Write 378 478
228 Mixed 349 412
94 SusWrite 247 324
78.4% 350 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 30.1 41.9
32.6 4K Write 69.4 106
19.1 4K Mixed 40.2 56
134% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
242 DQ Read 351 383
152 DQ Write 297 344
162 DQ Mixed 305 360
233% 317 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 319 306 310 306 307 MB/s
Read 455
Write 429
Mixed 334
SusWrite 313
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 46.5
148% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 307
230% 308 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 317 308 307 295 320 MB/s
Read 435
Write 288
Mixed 364
SusWrite 315
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 41.7
134% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 322
242% 324 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 84 86 84 81 80 MB/s
Read 490
Write 427
Mixed 410
SusWrite 118
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 43.4
159% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 320
239% 317 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 128 121 120 123 113 MB/s
Read 485
Write 306
Mixed 388
SusWrite 148
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 43.9
144% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 291 303 291 314 314 MB/s
Read 396
Write 356
Mixed 336
SusWrite 294
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 31
100% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 277
206% 272 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 68 67 69 67 67 MB/s
Read 434
Write 420
Mixed 370
SusWrite 84
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 36.2
119% 39.5 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 317
240% 323 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MVT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 96 95 98 93 93 MB/s
Read 443
Write 407
Mixed 376
SusWrite 124
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 33.6
111% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 308
233% 314 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,944,963 SSDs tested

Typical PM871b M.2 2280 256GB Builds (Compare 5,403 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming - $799

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $799

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