Average Bench: 80.5% (441st of 1030)

Based on 1,859 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 19.4% 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 326MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB is 48.2%. 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 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 430 499
127 Write 304 452
195 Mixed 257 319
93.9 SusWrite 281 441
71.1% 318 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.9 4K Read 25.3 34.6
25.3 4K Write 60.5 105
16.1 4K Mixed 30.7 42.4
110% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
114 DQ Read 326 386
87.1 DQ Write 232 318
60.8 DQ Mixed 128 148
136% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 115 71 55 102 124 MB/s
Read 405
Write 143
Mixed 219
SusWrite 102
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 33.4
116% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 122
122% 202 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 248 183 262 264 266 MB/s
Read 319
Write 274
Mixed 215
SusWrite 248
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 52.8
4K Mixed 30.3
103% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 85.2
DQ Mixed 37.3
34% 49.9 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 235 245 236 196 226 MB/s
Read 328
Write 294
Mixed 212
SusWrite 228
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 31
105% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 82.3
DQ Mixed 35.7
32% 47.6 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 390 153 134 263 302 MB/s
Read 345
Write 156
Mixed 208
SusWrite 263
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 19.3
63% 20.2 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 92.5
DQ Mixed 92.9
76% 110 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,805,534 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 1,541 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M4800

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $400

Popular SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB systems:

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