Average Bench: 67% (638th of 1011)

Based on 2,863 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB averaged 32.9% 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-64Thread Read Speed 312MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 71.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB is 40.5%. 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 160MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 189MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,863 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 415 486
54.2 Write 204 262
82.6 Mixed 160 193
45.7 SusWrite 189 252
53.6% 242 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 22.4 33.1
27.9 4K Write 55.1 87.4
13.6 4K Mixed 22.1 29.4
91.4% 33.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
129 DQ Read 312 372
51.6 DQ Write 192 257
40.1 DQ Mixed 71.9 83.5
102% 192 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 186 235 192 131 146 MB/s
Read 486
Write 213
Mixed 189
SusWrite 180
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 25.2
109% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 75.6
108% 203 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 173 185 184 154 216 MB/s
Read 447
Write 205
Mixed 154
SusWrite 185
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 22.7
102% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 71
106% 203 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 195 157 152 119 176 MB/s
Read 436
Write 252
Mixed 191
SusWrite 166
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 26.2
100% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 78.5
119% 227 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 187 176 180 183 192 MB/s
Read 391
Write 229
Mixed 169
SusWrite 180
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 20.6
78% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 80.1
108% 202 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 100 97 96 90 79 MB/s
Read 334
Write 163
Mixed 142
SusWrite 98.6
41% 185 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 25
102% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 82.3
107% 197 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 178 182 211 246 247 MB/s
Read 382
Write 250
Mixed 179
SusWrite 210
57% 255 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 15.4
58% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 72.5
94% 169 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 PM851 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 4,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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