Average Bench: 60.9% (758th of 1040)

Based on 643 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM841 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM841 mSATA

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM841 mSATA 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 281MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 20.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 mSATA 256GB is 33.4%. 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 146MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 170MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 643 samples)
Min Avg Max
301 Read 395 481
53.9 Write 170 250
89 Mixed 146 182
56.7 SusWrite 173 239
48.8% 221 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.7 4K Read 20.9 27.5
26 4K Write 55 84.2
10.3 4K Mixed 18.6 24.5
84.6% 31.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 DQ Read 281 367
58.5 DQ Write 143 208
11.9 DQ Mixed 54.2 65.5
82.4% 160 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 233 234 238 227 239 MB/s
Read 431
Write 151
Mixed 154
SusWrite 226
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 26
111% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 61.6
91% 178 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 210 207 212 224 211 MB/s
Read 431
Write 222
Mixed 159
SusWrite 212
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 36.5
4K Mixed 17.6
72% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 64.1
104% 204 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 91 88 93 87 92 MB/s
Read 422
Write 162
Mixed 151
SusWrite 96.2
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 23.4
95% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 64.9
93% 180 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 227 233 242 186 192 MB/s
Read 363
Write 178
Mixed 151
SusWrite 219
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 43.4
4K Mixed 23
71% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 60
99% 196 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 75 75 70 81 78 MB/s
Read 349
Write 99.3
Mixed 134
SusWrite 81.1
36% 166 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 57
4K Mixed 17.9
82% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 58.8
86% 167 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,594,377 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 1,810 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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