Average Bench: 93.7% (275th of 1058)

Based on 64 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG PM881 SATA 256GB

Excellent average bench

The Samsung PM881 SATA 256GB averaged just 6.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM881 SATA 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 288MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 44.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM881 SATA 256GB is 38.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM881 SATA 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 241MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 458 494
195 Write 384 471
244 Mixed 372 435
149 SusWrite 241 312
81.5% 363 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 35.6 45
46.4 4K Write 79.5 116
27.9 4K Mixed 44.3 56.9
153% 53.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
137 DQ Read 311 381
120 DQ Write 284 336
81.2 DQ Mixed 288 354
219% 294 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 480 243 206 207 206 MB/s
Read 490
Write 472
Mixed 436
SusWrite 302
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 54.7
199% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 354
267% 357 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 456 213 205 206 205 MB/s
Read 483
Write 472
Mixed 435
SusWrite 294
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 56.9
197% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 352
265% 355 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 271 221 220 219 215 MB/s
Read 490
Write 472
Mixed 438
SusWrite 239
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 54.8
196% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 351
265% 355 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15300009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 282 200 199 199 200 MB/s
Read 472
Write 452
Mixed 421
SusWrite 254
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 49.2
166% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 15300009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 439 358 189 200 195 MB/s
Read 495
Write 416
Mixed 407
SusWrite 306
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 47.4
153% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 328
248% 332 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15300009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 140 141 140 138 138 MB/s
Read 487
Write 456
Mixed 425
SusWrite 139
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 48.6
162% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 188
177% 278 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15300009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 204 196 193 193 195 MB/s
Read 455
Write 221
Mixed 252
SusWrite 198
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 31.5
119% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 217
164% 220 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15301019
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 96 90 128 199 182 MB/s
Read 299
Write 61.5
Mixed 264
SusWrite 150
43% 194 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 34.5
104% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.4
DQ Write 79
DQ Mixed 52.6
42% 57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,404,304 SSDs tested.

Typical PM881 SATA 256GB Builds (Compare 1,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Dell Precision 3630 Tower

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $285

Popular PM881 SATA 256GB systems:

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