Average Bench: 67% (650th of 1016)

Based on 3,573 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB averaged 33.0% 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 319MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 72.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB is 39.6%. 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 161MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 188MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,573 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 415 484
54.5 Write 205 262
88.8 Mixed 161 192
46.4 SusWrite 188 252
53.7% 243 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.2 4K Read 22.3 32.8
25.2 4K Write 54.6 83.4
13.6 4K Mixed 22.1 28.8
91% 33 MB/s
Min Avg Max
148 DQ Read 319 371
52.3 DQ Write 193 257
46 DQ Mixed 72.5 83.8
103% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 215 228 231 252 251 MB/s
Read 423
Write 258
Mixed 180
SusWrite 234
61% 274 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 27.1
116% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 80
122% 234 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 248 246 251 251 252 MB/s
Read 410
Write 244
Mixed 183
SusWrite 249
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 26.1
106% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 72.1
114% 221 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 195 208 206 213 203 MB/s
Read 390
Write 113
Mixed 105
SusWrite 195
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 21.3
106% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 77.6
96% 176 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 207 198 197 187 189 MB/s
Read 425
Write 118
Mixed 163
SusWrite 199
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 22.4
89% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 78.9
104% 191 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 247 251 257 256 255 MB/s
Read 422
Write 263
Mixed 189
SusWrite 250
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 30.2
4K Mixed 19.1
68% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 85.7
116% 212 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 245 250 250 249 251 MB/s
Read 354
Write 258
Mixed 176
SusWrite 245
58% 258 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 34
4K Mixed 14.9
55% 20.3 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 67
105% 199 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,681,288 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 4,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
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System: Dell Latitude E7440

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