Average Bench: 94.4% (254th of 1040)

Based on 803 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB averaged just 5.5% 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 39.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB is 56.2%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 303MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 340MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 803 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 449 502
185 Write 380 471
243 Mixed 303 338
130 SusWrite 340 459
82.6% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.3 4K Read 31.3 42.1
34.2 4K Write 70.4 113
24.4 4K Mixed 39.6 55.2
135% 47.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.3 DQ Read 337 386
81.9 DQ Write 279 351
52.7 DQ Mixed 289 343
222% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
228GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 467 465 465 461 466 MB/s
Read 479
Write 454
Mixed 334
SusWrite 465
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 46.7
162% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 345
266% 363 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 404 395 393 389 372 MB/s
Read 482
Write 426
Mixed 311
SusWrite 395
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 71.9
4K Mixed 42.7
145% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 335
257% 349 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 425 442 441 446 436 MB/s
Read 454
Write 446
Mixed 334
SusWrite 424
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 38.6
127% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 332
255% 346 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 282 285 288 283 281 MB/s
Read 498
Write 390
Mixed 306
SusWrite 286
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 43.4
146% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 277
209% 282 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 135 140 110 112 107 MB/s
Read 421
Write 183
Mixed 249
SusWrite 124
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 40.7
148% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 256
196% 270 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,874,581 SSDs tested.

Typical SM871 2.5 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 2,350 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 6% - Terrible Total price: $820

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