Average Bench: 24.2% (1028th of 1058)

Based on 1,078 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM800 2.5" 2, SAMSUNG SSD PM80, SAMSUNG SSD PM800 2.5" 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM800 Series

Very poor average bench

The Samsung PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB averaged 75.7% 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 Random Read Speed 17.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 181MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB is just 19.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 6.35MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 16.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,078 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 Read 181 212
9.7 Write 85.2 169
30.1 Mixed 101 158
26.7 SusWrite 87.3 169
25.2% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.26 4K Read 17.6 24.9
1.7 4K Write 6.99 9.2
2.8 4K Mixed 6.9 8.8
39.2% 10.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.4 DQ Read 16.1 16.4
5.12 DQ Write 6.35 6.9
6.55 DQ Mixed 8.43 9.2
6.97% 10.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VBM24D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 69 114 160 145 151 MB/s
Read 213
Write 10.4
Mixed 147
SusWrite 114
27% 121 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 6.8
48% 12.7 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VBM25D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 145 159 165 165 158 MB/s
Read 184
Write 140
Mixed 137
SusWrite 160
35% 155 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 6
32% 8.8 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: VBM24D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 68 51 43 44 45 MB/s
Read 199
Write 147
Mixed 134
SusWrite 53.8
30% 134 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 8.8
4K Mixed 8.3
49% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 14.8
DQ Write 6.3
DQ Mixed 8.8
7% 9.97 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VBM24D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 88 95 108 113 109 MB/s
Read 195
Write 3.5
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 95.3
19% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 6.3
37% 10.1 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VBM15D1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 50 57 59 60 126 MB/s
Read 148
Write 28.3
Mixed 101
SusWrite 65.9
19% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.4
28% 6.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,240,569 SSDs tested.

Typical PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB Builds (Compare 426 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M6500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $234

Popular PM800 Series 2.5" 256GB systems:

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