Average Bench: 81.7% (399th of 1011)

Based on 1,171 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD SM841 2.5" 7

Very good average bench

The Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB averaged just 18.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB is 51.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 257MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,171 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 433 501
126 Write 299 450
188 Mixed 257 318
85.3 SusWrite 282 442
71.1% 318 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 26 35.8
30.8 4K Write 63.7 110
19 4K Mixed 31.7 44.2
114% 40.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 DQ Read 313 385
90.2 DQ Write 231 321
38.3 DQ Mixed 125 148
133% 223 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 342 378 385 375 383 MB/s
Read 460
Write 371
Mixed 280
SusWrite 362
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 36.4
152% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 144
162% 275 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 390 400 411 410 410 MB/s
Read 487
Write 410
Mixed 319
SusWrite 398
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 33.3
112% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 146
165% 282 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 427 415 371 411 445 MB/s
Read 464
Write 439
Mixed 316
SusWrite 406
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 39.5
4K Mixed 25.7
86% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 141
161% 278 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 408 423 419 432 431 MB/s
Read 346
Write 239
Mixed 239
SusWrite 409
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 42.3
4K Mixed 30.4
98% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 137
152% 261 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 181 282 141 135 142 MB/s
Read 404
Write 264
Mixed 235
SusWrite 172
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 22.6
74% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 133
146% 249 MB/s
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 207 208 208 207 208 MB/s
Read 336
Write 210
Mixed 214
SusWrite 207
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 24.1
77% 26.7 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 84.4
96% 164 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,944,087 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 5,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $199

Popular SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB systems:

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