Average Bench: 93.3% (242nd of 1016)

Based on 558 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 6.6% 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 201MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 57.9%. 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 340MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 558 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 470 518
165 Write 388 490
230 Mixed 351 502
126 SusWrite 340 465
86.9% 387 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 31.4 42.4
30.9 4K Write 70.5 113
17.3 4K Mixed 36.7 54.7
132% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 DQ Read 270 383
62.3 DQ Write 244 345
17.8 DQ Mixed 201 342
166% 239 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 429 434 436 437 437 MB/s
Read 458
Write 432
Mixed 317
SusWrite 433
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 35.7
130% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 339
259% 350 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 412 412 431 428 431 MB/s
Read 456
Write 435
Mixed 314
SusWrite 424
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 30.5
110% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 336
258% 350 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 231 230 226 221 220 MB/s
Read 427
Write 346
Mixed 299
SusWrite 229
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 43.1
150% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 306
213% 264 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 141 141 141 141 140 MB/s
Read 474
Write 186
Mixed 262
SusWrite 142
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 41.5
150% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 49
101% 210 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 400 404 398 400 408 MB/s
Read 419
Write 399
Mixed 305
SusWrite 403
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 26.6
91% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 319
248% 341 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 414 414 414 429 371 MB/s
Read 458
Write 410
Mixed 314
SusWrite 405
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 29.7
98% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 204
153% 206 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 197 146 133 139 135 MB/s
Read 317
Write 302
Mixed 245
SusWrite 165
58% 257 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 51.4
4K Mixed 21.1
88% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 55.6
DQ Mixed 94.3
81% 125 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 4,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

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

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