Average Bench: 94.1% (247th of 1030)

Based on 700 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 5.9% 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 283MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 59.6%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 301MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 337MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 700 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 448 503
170 Write 374 472
238 Mixed 301 336
124 SusWrite 337 462
81.8% 365 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 31.4 43
35.4 4K Write 70.5 117
25.1 4K Mixed 39.6 55.3
136% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 DQ Read 331 386
76.8 DQ Write 275 348
41.7 DQ Mixed 283 343
217% 297 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 482 486 488 489 488 MB/s
Read 512
Write 490
Mixed 324
SusWrite 486
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 59.6
211% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 340
262% 356 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 489 491 491 491 492 492 MB/s
Read 511
Write 485
Mixed 335
SusWrite 491
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 59.3
208% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 345
264% 357 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 454 448 448 451 441 MB/s
Read 437
Write 419
Mixed 324
SusWrite 449
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 36.7
125% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 342
262% 355 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 446 450 449 433 447 MB/s
Read 434
Write 423
Mixed 311
SusWrite 446
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 40.9
122% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 342
262% 356 MB/s
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 305 297 293 296 294 MB/s
Read 501
Write 458
Mixed 339
SusWrite 301
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 46.3
169% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 85.6
DQ Mixed 117
98% 147 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 173 173 173 173 169 MB/s
Read 457
Write 245
Mixed 284
SusWrite 172
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 30.8
134% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 285
218% 300 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 413 427 391 372 360 MB/s
Read 383
Write 368
Mixed 210
SusWrite 391
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 21.1
62% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 285
214% 288 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,805,534 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 1,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 10% - Terrible Total price: $440

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