Average Bench: 93.6% (277th of 1058)

Based on 1,042 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 6.4% 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 287MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.4MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 54.1%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 301MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 328MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,042 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 453 504
156 Write 370 469
210 Mixed 301 341
118 SusWrite 328 463
81.4% 363 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 31.6 41.9
32.5 4K Write 69.1 111
22.9 4K Mixed 39.4 53.7
135% 46.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
149 DQ Read 339 386
88.9 DQ Write 273 348
108 DQ Mixed 287 343
220% 300 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 376 379 395 411 434 MB/s
Read 439
Write 418
Mixed 311
SusWrite 397
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 43.1
141% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 341
260% 351 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 96 97 97 97 89 MB/s
Read 463
Write 95.1
Mixed 152
SusWrite 96.4
44% 202 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 26.4
91% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 207
165% 237 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 10 20 19 17 14 MB/s
Read 478
Write 5.5
Mixed 84
SusWrite 18
31% 146 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 36.5
105% 26.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,497,146 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 4,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

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

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