Average Bench: 67.6% (609th of 1003)

Based on 2,484 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA 256GB, SAMSUNG SSD PM851 mSATA

Above average average bench

The Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB averaged 32.4% 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 307MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM851 mSATA 256GB is 41.6%. 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 160MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 187MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,484 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 420 489
49.8 Write 203 262
86.5 Mixed 160 198
46 SusWrite 187 254
53.7% 243 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.2 4K Read 23 34.2
24.2 4K Write 56.8 87.6
14 4K Mixed 22.5 29.7
93.8% 34.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
142 DQ Read 307 372
55.8 DQ Write 190 256
47 DQ Mixed 72.1 84.1
101% 189 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 194 183 167 169 180 MB/s
Read 506
Write 252
Mixed 190
SusWrite 180
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 33.8
156% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 82.7
121% 229 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT49D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 244 251 251 252 251 MB/s
Read 473
Write 255
Mixed 182
SusWrite 244
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 27.5
122% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 82.1
119% 223 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 157 148 182 159 249 MB/s
Read 459
Write 128
Mixed 176
SusWrite 177
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 68.9
4K Mixed 26.9
110% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 67.1
91% 170 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 157 199 176 190 204 MB/s
Read 445
Write 217
Mixed 143
SusWrite 183
54% 247 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 20.7
99% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 83.2
109% 200 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT4AD0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 242 231 239 223 163 MB/s
Read 440
Write 250
Mixed 138
SusWrite 224
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 20.3
75% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 79.2
119% 226 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT48D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 95 92 88 92 87 MB/s
Read 477
Write 97.4
Mixed 124
SusWrite 91.8
43% 197 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 23.6
104% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 71.6
94% 176 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,197,672 SSDs tested.

Typical PM851 mSATA 256GB Builds (Compare 3,272 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E7440

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