Average Bench: 57.2% (759th of 1011)

Based on 494 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM841 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM841 mSATA

Average average bench

The Samsung PM841 mSATA 256GB averaged 42.7% 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 21MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 422MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM841 mSATA 256GB is 34.5%. 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 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 494 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 422 500
46.4 Write 153 247
80.6 Mixed 149 231
50.9 SusWrite 166 239
48.9% 222 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 21 27.4
24.3 4K Write 53.7 80.2
8.47 4K Mixed 14.7 23.7
79.1% 29.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.5 DQ Read 227 364
42.6 DQ Write 126 204
9.07 DQ Mixed 37.7 64.8
65.2% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
212GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 234 237 239 238 237 MB/s
Read 443
Write 243
Mixed 161
SusWrite 236
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 23.6
112% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 62.7
101% 198 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 184 193 125 150 167 MB/s
Read 293
Write 81.5
Mixed 98
SusWrite 157
35% 157 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 20.1
89% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 74.8
DQ Mixed 60.4
78% 147 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 75 80 90 84 94 MB/s
Read 403
Write 67.5
Mixed 111
SusWrite 81.6
36% 166 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 51.1
4K Mixed 20.1
87% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 62.4
DQ Mixed 59.4
80% 155 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT43D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 51 57 51 64 73 MB/s
Read 335
Write 82
Mixed 103
SusWrite 59.7
32% 145 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 21.9
102% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 93.8
DQ Mixed 55
75% 143 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,850,011 SSDs tested.

Typical PM841 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 4,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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