Average Bench: 77.1% (481st of 1016)

Based on 801 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD SM841 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD SM841 SED mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD SM841 mSATA, SAMSUNG SSD SM841 SED mS

Good average bench

The Samsung SM841 mSATA 256GB averaged 22.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM841 mSATA 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 109MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841 mSATA 256GB is 46.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM841 mSATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 264MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 275MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 801 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 432 506
114 Write 275 407
180 Mixed 264 435
94.2 SusWrite 279 394
69.8% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.1 4K Read 24.3 32.8
29.2 4K Write 59.3 96
14 4K Mixed 27.7 40.7
104% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 DQ Read 289 382
65.6 DQ Write 208 292
13.5 DQ Mixed 109 147
120% 202 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM44D6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 357 357 359 350 345 MB/s
Read 425
Write 366
Mixed 278
SusWrite 355
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 30
102% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 150
161% 270 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM44D6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 163 166 172 178 192 MB/s
Read 412
Write 160
Mixed 231
SusWrite 170
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 30.2
107% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 120
120% 199 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 106 104 104 101 97 MB/s
Read 384
Write 169
Mixed 216
SusWrite 106
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 35.1
122% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 134
129% 205 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 120 121 121 122 120 MB/s
Read 431
Write 240
Mixed 236
SusWrite 122
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 25.5
109% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 40.2
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 59.6
57% 84.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,545,781 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 4,521 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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