Average Bench: 61% (720th of 1011)

Based on 657 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 39.0% 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 283MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 2.5" 256GB is 34.3%. 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 148MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 657 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 407 496
56.9 Write 180 254
89.1 Mixed 148 213
65.7 SusWrite 181 244
50.7% 229 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 21.1 28.2
24.7 4K Write 50.5 83.1
8.89 4K Mixed 17.4 24
81% 29.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 283 368
54.7 DQ Write 147 218
10.6 DQ Mixed 46.8 58.4
79.7% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 220 205 193 202 196 MB/s
Read 471
Write 188
Mixed 164
SusWrite 203
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 26.2
134% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 55.9
100% 202 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 180 224 240 236 220 MB/s
Read 449
Write 183
Mixed 154
SusWrite 219
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 22.5
106% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 56.4
88% 174 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 78 70 66 72 72 MB/s
Read 352
Write 114
Mixed 132
SusWrite 76.5
37% 169 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 21.5
100% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 55.2
88% 176 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 83 46 43 60 56 MB/s
Read 324
Write 72.2
Mixed 96
SusWrite 67.6
30% 140 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 19
82% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 76.9
DQ Mixed 52.9
68% 127 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,367,628 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 4,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $475

Popular PM841 2.5" 256GB systems:

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