Average Bench: 67% (652nd of 1021)

Based on 4,180 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB is 38.7%. 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 159MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 182MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,180 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 418 490
55 Write 201 261
85.4 Mixed 159 196
46.3 SusWrite 182 252
53.1% 240 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 23 33.6
25.2 4K Write 55.4 85.9
14 4K Mixed 22.4 29.5
92.9% 33.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
126 DQ Read 314 372
52 DQ Write 184 257
45.9 DQ Mixed 72 83.7
101% 190 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 239 253 253 253 252 MB/s
Read 414
Write 258
Mixed 181
SusWrite 248
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 27.1
109% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 75.8
113% 213 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 182 250 236 201 228 MB/s
Read 469
Write 92.8
Mixed 132
SusWrite 221
50% 229 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 23.3
93% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 74.3
98% 185 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 241 249 253 245 247 MB/s
Read 418
Write 251
Mixed 172
SusWrite 242
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 22.4
87% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 82
116% 217 MB/s
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 86 79 88 103 121 MB/s
Read 416
Write 126
Mixed 130
SusWrite 95.8
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 22.1
104% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 67.6
77% 134 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT49D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 56 44 40 42 44 MB/s
Read 458
Write 245
Mixed 138
SusWrite 51.3
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 52.4
4K Mixed 19.4
92% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 66.9
89% 166 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 146 149 150 144 145 MB/s
Read 355
Write 220
Mixed 178
SusWrite 148
50% 225 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 39.2
4K Mixed 24.3
91% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 67.9
74% 120 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,404,771 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 5,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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