Average Bench: 81.9% (392nd of 1011)

Based on 1,355 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 18.1% 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 126MB/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 51.4%. 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 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 433 501
121 Write 301 452
188 Mixed 257 318
85.6 SusWrite 284 441
71.3% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 4K Read 26 35.4
26.7 4K Write 63.3 111
18.3 4K Mixed 31.7 43.7
114% 40.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.4 DQ Read 319 385
88.9 DQ Write 233 323
38.9 DQ Mixed 126 148
135% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 487 489 489 489 488 489 MB/s
Read 400
Write 476
Mixed 300
SusWrite 488
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 34.4
137% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 131
147% 247 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 381 382 405 385 413 MB/s
Read 456
Write 322
Mixed 273
SusWrite 362
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 39.1
146% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 137
146% 246 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 398 425 419 419 414 MB/s
Read 437
Write 407
Mixed 261
SusWrite 397
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 55.8
4K Mixed 25.7
92% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 144
162% 276 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 370 382 243 160 155 MB/s
Read 407
Write 316
Mixed 244
SusWrite 279
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 15.7
51% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 120
111% 173 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 5,804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $199

Popular SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB systems:

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