Average Bench: 94.3% (269th of 1058)

Based on 955 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 5.7% 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 289MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 56.6%. 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 304MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 334MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 955 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 451 504
180 Write 376 471
238 Mixed 304 342
137 SusWrite 334 467
82.2% 366 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.8 4K Read 31.6 42
34.1 4K Write 69.7 110
25.2 4K Mixed 39.8 53.8
136% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
117 DQ Read 338 386
88.8 DQ Write 278 349
98.4 DQ Mixed 289 343
221% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 435 437 436 432 435 MB/s
Read 473
Write 450
Mixed 340
SusWrite 433
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 51.4
181% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 340
261% 354 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 421 455 392 419 424 MB/s
Read 480
Write 450
Mixed 326
SusWrite 423
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 51.3
179% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 338
260% 354 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 437 440 430 434 443 MB/s
Read 442
Write 421
Mixed 302
SusWrite 434
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.6
170% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 342
262% 355 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 286 280 283 279 279 MB/s
Read 474
Write 434
Mixed 320
SusWrite 291
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 42.1
146% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 333
253% 341 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 455 406 411 415 376 MB/s
Read 453
Write 442
Mixed 320
SusWrite 422
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 38.2
118% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 337
259% 351 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 256 324 332 334 336 MB/s
Read 365
Write 342
Mixed 280
SusWrite 307
73% 323 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 13.6
4K Mixed 11.5
39% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 56.5
DQ Write 49.8
DQ Mixed 52.2
39% 52.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,259,291 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 4,045 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
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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