Average Bench: 81.6% (382nd of 1003)

Based on 1,098 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 18.3% 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 125MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB is 50.1%. 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 1,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 433 500
130 Write 301 450
194 Mixed 258 318
86.6 SusWrite 285 441
71.3% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 25.7 35.6
30.7 4K Write 63.1 109
18.1 4K Mixed 31.5 44
113% 40.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.9 DQ Read 316 385
92.9 DQ Write 233 321
38.9 DQ Mixed 125 148
134% 225 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 396 399 401 406 406 MB/s
Read 436
Write 402
Mixed 287
SusWrite 393
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 32.6
117% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 135
156% 270 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 147 110 144 97 95 MB/s
Read 468
Write 150
Mixed 224
SusWrite 122
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.1
157% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 122
125% 210 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 388 302 120 303 398 MB/s
Read 411
Write 194
Mixed 228
SusWrite 315
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 55.1
4K Mixed 30.9
109% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 141
156% 265 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 182 174 238 196 276 MB/s
Read 476
Write 223
Mixed 249
SusWrite 204
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 33.8
120% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 126
136% 233 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM01D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 131 107 112 115 96 MB/s
Read 450
Write 212
Mixed 242
SusWrite 116
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 32.2
112% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 34
66% 129 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM02D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 241 238 243 241 234 MB/s
Read 437
Write 338
Mixed 258
SusWrite 240
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 29.6
4K Mixed 22.7
75% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 113
97% 143 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,218,857 SSDs tested.

Typical SM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB Builds (Compare 4,904 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $199

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