Average Bench: 93.1% (236th of 1011)

Based on 452 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 6.8% 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 176MB/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 56%. 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 367MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 452 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 476 519
174 Write 393 492
233 Mixed 367 502
127 SusWrite 340 467
88.4% 394 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 31.5 42.2
31 4K Write 70.2 110
16.8 4K Mixed 35.7 53.1
131% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 DQ Read 254 382
60.7 DQ Write 236 345
17.2 DQ Mixed 176 341
151% 222 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 409 416 418 418 411 MB/s
Read 496
Write 454
Mixed 328
SusWrite 400
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.1
185% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 332
253% 342 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 421 407 426 420 406 MB/s
Read 444
Write 408
Mixed 306
SusWrite 414
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 46.5
160% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 312
238% 322 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 336 254 200 163 162 MB/s
Read 450
Write 423
Mixed 316
SusWrite 252
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 42.7
138% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 334
257% 351 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 329 327 351 349 340 MB/s
Read 448
Write 375
Mixed 275
SusWrite 337
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 31.1
118% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 335
256% 348 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 357 405 405 421 427 MB/s
Read 444
Write 416
Mixed 329
SusWrite 397
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 26.8
90% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 197
151% 205 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 165 157 150 150 144 MB/s
Read 444
Write 296
Mixed 285
SusWrite 157
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 31.7
109% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 278
214% 294 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 181 177 168 160 149 MB/s
Read 400
Write 284
Mixed 269
SusWrite 169
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 28.5
94% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 249
190% 259 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 312 328 348 300 280 MB/s
Read 341
Write 314
Mixed 233
SusWrite 315
68% 301 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 24.5
4K Mixed 17.9
62% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 122
94% 128 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,663,864 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 3,326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

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

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