Average Bench: 81.9% (397th of 1016)

Based on 1,561 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 18.0% 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 31.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB is 51%. 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 258MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
332 Read 434 502
126 Write 304 454
189 Mixed 258 321
89.4 SusWrite 285 441
71.5% 320 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 26 34.9
25.5 4K Write 63.1 108
16.7 4K Mixed 31.6 42.9
113% 40.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.5 DQ Read 320 386
89 DQ Write 235 323
39.8 DQ Mixed 126 149
135% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 353 348 349 358 359 MB/s
Read 491
Write 466
Mixed 346
SusWrite 355
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 41.2
148% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 144
166% 284 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 285 418 400 462 442 MB/s
Read 496
Write 358
Mixed 284
SusWrite 385
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 34.4
129% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 146
156% 262 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 371 388 424 441 340 MB/s
Read 449
Write 397
Mixed 272
SusWrite 384
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 32.4
115% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 142
157% 266 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 426 432 404 403 403 MB/s
Read 414
Write 387
Mixed 284
SusWrite 415
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 25.2
4K Mixed 16.3
53% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 127
154% 271 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 252 264 267 292 293 MB/s
Read 277
Write 289
Mixed 214
SusWrite 268
59% 262 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 12.9
4K Mixed 12
34% 10.9 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 81.7
DQ Mixed 96.6
74% 102 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 6,361 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: 45% - Average Total price: $199

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