Average Bench: 57.1% (758th of 1010)

Based on 477 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM841 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM841 mSATA

Average average bench

The Samsung PM841 mSATA 256GB averaged 42.9% 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 21MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 423MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 mSATA 256GB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung PM841 mSATA 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 149MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 477 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 423 500
46.4 Write 152 247
80.5 Mixed 149 233
51.2 SusWrite 167 239
49% 223 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 21 27.5
24 4K Write 53.7 80.2
8.44 4K Mixed 14.5 23.7
78.9% 29.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 DQ Read 224 364
42.3 DQ Write 125 204
9.07 DQ Mixed 36.9 64.7
64.3% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT44D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 139 141 131 139 127 MB/s
Read 454
Write 141
Mixed 161
SusWrite 138
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 25.1
113% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 64.9
98% 192 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 199 230 233 226 199 MB/s
Read 462
Write 222
Mixed 167
SusWrite 214
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 21.4
92% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 63.6
102% 200 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 61 48 49 51 48 MB/s
Read 312
Write 57.7
Mixed 110
SusWrite 59
29% 135 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 20.7
102% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 79.9
DQ Mixed 60.9
86% 168 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 157 140 155 162 130 MB/s
Read 415
Write 208
Mixed 157
SusWrite 148
51% 232 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 35.7
4K Mixed 17
64% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 54
85% 168 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 123 154 177 184 MB/s
Read 343
Write 90.6
Mixed 117
SusWrite 134
38% 171 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 21.1
93% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 26.5
DQ Write 65.2
DQ Mixed 24
25% 38.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,541,890 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 3,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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