Average Bench: 92.8% (227th of 1003)

Based on 389 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 7.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 156MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 57.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 389 samples)
Min Avg Max
383 Read 481 519
166 Write 394 492
228 Mixed 377 502
121 SusWrite 338 467
89.2% 397 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 4K Read 31.5 42.3
30.5 4K Write 70.2 109
16.4 4K Mixed 35.1 52
130% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 DQ Read 239 382
58.9 DQ Write 228 344
16.9 DQ Mixed 156 341
139% 208 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 414 448 436 386 402 MB/s
Read 463
Write 440
Mixed 327
SusWrite 420
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 55.5
178% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 341
261% 353 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 400 415 401 366 360 MB/s
Read 402
Write 403
Mixed 299
SusWrite 391
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 49.3
170% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 336
257% 349 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 427 406 430 411 417 MB/s
Read 336
Write 456
Mixed 263
SusWrite 406
83% 365 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 39.5
141% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 90.3
140% 268 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 432 409 404 398 399 MB/s
Read 436
Write 405
Mixed 305
SusWrite 407
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 39.5
126% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 316
242% 328 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 408 391 395 402 391 MB/s
Read 428
Write 391
Mixed 302
SusWrite 395
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 40.5
123% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 318
243% 328 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 408 421 392 392 398 MB/s
Read 421
Write 387
Mixed 289
SusWrite 402
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 33.5
124% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 320
243% 328 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 264 255 251 274 268 MB/s
Read 285
Write 294
Mixed 205
SusWrite 266
59% 263 MB/s
4K Read 8.7
4K Write 17.2
4K Mixed 12.2
38% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 136
101% 133 MB/s
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Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 2,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

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

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