Average Bench: 71.2% (597th of 1026)

Based on 554 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD PM871 M.2 2280 128GB

Good average bench

The Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 128GB averaged 28.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 28.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 128GB is 35.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM871 M.2 2280 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 122MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 554 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 463 512
79.2 Write 137 156
110 Mixed 177 232
58.9 SusWrite 122 152
49.3% 225 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 28.5 37
37.6 4K Write 76.4 120
13.2 4K Mixed 26.9 37.8
118% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 DQ Read 294 382
69 DQ Write 128 156
14.6 DQ Mixed 128 187
117% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 143 145 145 145 145 MB/s
Read 475
Write 150
Mixed 180
SusWrite 144
52% 237 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 32.6
148% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 180
154% 233 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 143 113 67 56 51 MB/s
Read 467
Write 155
Mixed 184
SusWrite 94.6
49% 225 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 32.4
142% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 182
154% 231 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 86 84 80 78 75 MB/s
Read 489
Write 108
Mixed 136
SusWrite 82.4
44% 204 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 30.2
141% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 95.4
DQ Mixed 134
124% 197 MB/s
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT22D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 82 69 67 57 54 MB/s
Read 446
Write 110
Mixed 156
SusWrite 71.3
43% 196 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 30.5
134% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 144
128% 199 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT23D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 144 144 139 135 133 MB/s
Read 486
Write 150
Mixed 183
SusWrite 141
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 27.9
102% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 171
139% 202 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,604,744 SSDs tested.

Typical PM871 M.2 2280 128GB Builds (Compare 3,680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Alienware 15 R2

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