Average Bench: 93.3% (236th of 1011)

Based on 518 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 191MB/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 55.2%. 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 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 358MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 518 samples)
Min Avg Max
383 Read 473 518
174 Write 391 491
233 Mixed 358 502
128 SusWrite 338 465
87.5% 390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.4 4K Read 31.5 42.3
30.5 4K Write 70.8 112
16.9 4K Mixed 36.3 53.7
132% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 DQ Read 264 382
62.1 DQ Write 242 345
17.4 DQ Mixed 191 342
160% 232 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 390 454 442 443 444 MB/s
Read 482
Write 474
Mixed 344
SusWrite 416
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 49.8
183% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 341
262% 356 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 421 399 413 426 420 MB/s
Read 437
Write 423
Mixed 298
SusWrite 418
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 53.4
176% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 341
262% 355 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 447 452 477 451 477 MB/s
Read 495
Write 458
Mixed 343
SusWrite 449
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 47.1
159% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 333
256% 349 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 316 301 293 297 290 MB/s
Read 438
Write 376
Mixed 306
SusWrite 303
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 71.9
4K Mixed 39
137% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 312
236% 320 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 177 177 177 172 168 MB/s
Read 461
Write 230
Mixed 282
SusWrite 175
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 44
157% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 178
142% 196 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 323 362 383 359 323 MB/s
Read 426
Write 383
Mixed 298
SusWrite 337
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 73.4
4K Mixed 41.6
136% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 68.8
DQ Mixed 41.8
34% 47.7 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 371 384 419 417 415 MB/s
Read 429
Write 404
Mixed 307
SusWrite 385
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 22.9
4K Mixed 21.9
63% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 340
259% 349 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 3,749 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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