Average Bench: 165% (26th of 850)

Based on 983 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZHPV128HDGM-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 64.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,577MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 67.7MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB is 83.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 188MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 267MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 983 samples)
Min Avg Max
750 Read 1,577 1,878
177 Write 550 671
271 Mixed 760 936
210% 962 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.6 4K Read 67.7 46.8
43 4K Write 107 150
15.9 4K Mixed 31.9 46.1
200% 68.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.6 DQ Read 267 593
83.6 DQ Write 188 260
18.3 DQ Mixed 89.7 187
104% 181 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 1,918
Write 598
Mixed 804
241% 1,107 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 45.8
203% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 514
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 185
189% 314 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 1,746
Write 638
Mixed 842
235% 1,076 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 27.3
174% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 47.3
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 26
42% 76.1 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 1,823
Write 657
Mixed 912
247% 1,130 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 25.9
160% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 25.9
36% 63.9 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 763
Write 676
Mixed 748
163% 729 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 43.8
170% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 180
154% 233 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 1,201
Write 175
Mixed 352
124% 576 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 18.9
122% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 90
DQ Mixed 56.5
44% 59 MB/s
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Gaming 65%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,001

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