Average Bench: 62.6% (724th of 1026)

Based on 949 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM841 2.5" 7, SAMSUNG SSD PM841 2.5", SAMSUNG SSD PM841 2.5" 7mm 256GB

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB averaged 37.4% 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 Read Speed 314MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB is 30.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 142MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 175MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 949 samples)
Min Avg Max
304 Read 395 468
53.3 Write 175 254
90.8 Mixed 142 167
60.7 SusWrite 177 242
49.1% 222 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.3 4K Read 21.6 28.7
26.2 4K Write 52.4 85.4
12.8 4K Mixed 19.4 24.3
85.3% 31.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
157 DQ Read 314 368
67.6 DQ Write 150 218
39.4 DQ Mixed 53 58.6
87% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 96 122 89 91 80 MB/s
Read 440
Write 161
Mixed 139
SusWrite 99.6
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 48.8
4K Mixed 19.9
87% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 58.1
96% 191 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 162 169 177 210 210 MB/s
Read 388
Write 118
Mixed 146
SusWrite 186
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 17.8
78% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 55.2
90% 180 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 174 94 112 124 168 MB/s
Read 319
Write 74
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 123
33% 151 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 20.3
87% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 76
DQ Mixed 36.8
66% 137 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,418,669 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 5,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $444

Popular PM841 2.5" 256GB systems:

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