Average Bench: 90.8% (262nd of 1011)

Based on 143 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 9.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM87 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 127MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 33.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 256GB is 51.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 221MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 321MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 143 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 483 521
97.1 Write 321 492
164 Mixed 342 502
52.2 SusWrite 221 437
76.2% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 33.4 41.6
34.9 4K Write 82.6 124
20.3 4K Mixed 36.1 49.8
140% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.4 DQ Read 271 380
65.8 DQ Write 194 335
18 DQ Mixed 127 335
124% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 424 424 434 439 445 MB/s
Read 432
Write 430
Mixed 317
SusWrite 435
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 37.1
129% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 336
258% 352 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 261 130 271 274 268 MB/s
Read 457
Write 408
Mixed 319
SusWrite 247
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 49.9
181% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 189
144% 193 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 423 436 436 435 435 MB/s
Read 424
Write 407
Mixed 313
SusWrite 436
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 30.3
117% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 342
261% 354 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 81 77 61 62 67 MB/s
Read 460
Write 139
Mixed 200
SusWrite 77
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 38
148% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 212
165% 231 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 119 101 100 98 96 MB/s
Read 418
Write 173
Mixed 213
SusWrite 110
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 37.9
140% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 41.1
86% 182 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 47 40 34 30 33 MB/s
Read 485
Write 97.7
Mixed 157
SusWrite 43.7
42% 196 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 38.4
151% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 73.5
DQ Mixed 134
117% 182 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 118 88 91 91 89 MB/s
Read 419
Write 131
Mixed 202
SusWrite 99.9
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 34.7
121% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 212
168% 241 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,564,958 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 3,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 9% - Terrible Total price: $440

Popular SM87 256GB compatible motherboards:

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