Average Bench: 67.4% (566th of 970)

Based on 1,585 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB averaged 32.6% 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 298MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB is 43.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 175MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 190MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,585 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 428 501
48.6 Write 208 262
88.4 Mixed 175 334
45.5 SusWrite 190 253
55.4% 250 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.6 4K Read 23.4 33.7
23.2 4K Write 56.8 95.1
9.97 4K Mixed 21.3 29.9
92.9% 33.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 DQ Read 298 373
55.9 DQ Write 189 257
13.6 DQ Mixed 66.8 83.8
97.4% 185 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: EXT49D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 256 257 256 256 256 MB/s
Read 447
Write 257
Mixed 183
SusWrite 256
64% 286 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 23.8
102% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 85.1
124% 235 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 223 231 232 232 230 MB/s
Read 447
Write 238
Mixed 167
SusWrite 227
60% 270 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 63
4K Mixed 24.4
101% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 70.7
102% 191 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 150 117 110 101 96 MB/s
Read 488
Write 222
Mixed 190
SusWrite 128
56% 257 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 25.9
107% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 79.2
116% 221 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 137 149 166 160 167 MB/s
Read 439
Write 204
Mixed 160
SusWrite 156
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 58.9
4K Mixed 25.6
110% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 79.7
104% 190 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 244 241 208 192 180 MB/s
Read 429
Write 260
Mixed 156
SusWrite 217
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 22.8
83% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 82.8
112% 206 MB/s
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 37 34 35 31 29 MB/s
Read 292
Write 70.2
Mixed 82
SusWrite 35.8
26% 120 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 27.4
102% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 54.3
DQ Mixed 66.3
53% 75.4 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 30 37 40 37 45 MB/s
Read 362
Write 33.3
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 37.9
27% 125 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 29.8
4K Mixed 21.9
56% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 33.7
DQ Mixed 35
60% 126 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,240,601 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 2,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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