Average Bench: 91% (252nd of 1005)

Based on 136 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM87 256GB averaged just 9.0% 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 124MB/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 223MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 323MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 136 samples)
Min Avg Max
393 Read 485 522
96.8 Write 323 492
179 Mixed 347 502
67.9 SusWrite 223 438
76.9% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 33.4 41.7
34.9 4K Write 82.5 124
20.1 4K Mixed 35.9 49.6
140% 50.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 268 380
64.1 DQ Write 194 326
17.9 DQ Mixed 124 323
122% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 422 425 426 429 428 MB/s
Read 445
Write 425
Mixed 319
SusWrite 425
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 42.3
149% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 342
261% 353 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 411 418 432 432 430 MB/s
Read 441
Write 426
Mixed 316
SusWrite 422
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 37.4
144% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 334
256% 347 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 141 111 112 127 136 MB/s
Read 509
Write 88
Mixed 198
SusWrite 128
50% 231 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 47.5
192% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 229
181% 258 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 112 120 111 126 127 MB/s
Read 462
Write 137
Mixed 186
SusWrite 122
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 41.7
168% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 176
152% 231 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 112 93 95 91 94 MB/s
Read 303
Write 194
Mixed 216
SusWrite 103
45% 204 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 39.3
152% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 224
179% 257 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 171 170 166 166 170 MB/s
Read 421
Write 240
Mixed 264
SusWrite 169
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 39.2
4K Mixed 36.1
116% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 75.7
90% 161 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 138 128 126 126 116 MB/s
Read 439
Write 252
Mixed 284
SusWrite 130
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 45.1
4K Mixed 30.7
102% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 225
173% 238 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,870,161 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 256GB Builds (Compare 3,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $440

Popular SM87 256GB compatible motherboards:

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