Average Bench: 80.7% (463rd of 1058)

Based on 2,049 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 19.3% 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 128MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 332MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB is 52.6%. 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 255MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 279MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
306 Read 425 503
119 Write 297 456
188 Mixed 255 319
84.8 SusWrite 279 445
70.2% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 25.3 35.2
23.9 4K Write 61.7 106
15.9 4K Mixed 30.8 43.1
110% 39.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
151 DQ Read 332 384
101 DQ Write 232 320
89 DQ Mixed 128 148
137% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 380 373 329 239 303 MB/s
Read 273
Write 285
Mixed 160
SusWrite 327
59% 261 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 47
4K Mixed 37.5
103% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 140
150% 253 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 122 139 156 151 161 MB/s
Read 503
Write 192
Mixed 250
SusWrite 144
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 32.4
122% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 130
129% 213 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 131 133 144 145 143 MB/s
Read 447
Write 279
Mixed 217
SusWrite 140
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 34.6
116% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 127
137% 233 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 98 104 102 105 95 MB/s
Read 363
Write 134
Mixed 220
SusWrite 103
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 40
4K Mixed 25.4
88% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 132
132% 220 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 85 93 90 88 90 MB/s
Read 347
Write 142
Mixed 202
SusWrite 89.8
43% 195 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 37.5
4K Mixed 20.3
75% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 110
119% 207 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 143 151 143 143 145 MB/s
Read 378
Write 207
Mixed 202
SusWrite 155
52% 236 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 8.1
34% 9.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,171,174 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 2,807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6430

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