Average Bench: 210% (16th of 869)

Based on 4,310 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKV512, SAMSUNG MZVPV512HDGL-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV512, NVMe SM951 NVMe SAMSU, SAMSUNG MZVPV512HDGL-000H1

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 109.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,831MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,266MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 114%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 272MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 245MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,310 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,267 Read 1,831 2,062
570 Write 1,089 1,510
744 Mixed 1,266 1,603
308% 1,395 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 53.2 52
50.5 4K Write 115 174
23.8 4K Mixed 41.7 63
195% 70.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.2 DQ Read 272 629
101 DQ Write 245 394
24.2 DQ Mixed 110 233
123% 209 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
382GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,829
Write 1,488
Mixed 1,582
364% 1,633 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 65
248% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 464
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 210
217% 356 MB/s
385GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,851
Write 1,475
Mixed 1,544
361% 1,623 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 59.6
216% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 191
195% 316 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,992
Write 728
Mixed 1,041
274% 1,254 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 61
224% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 462
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 197
186% 297 MB/s
333GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,755
Write 1,153
Mixed 1,407
319% 1,439 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 51.9
179% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 127
128% 209 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,676
Write 773
Mixed 1,189
267% 1,213 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 50.5
222% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 779
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 202
240% 430 MB/s
384GB free
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,524
Write 1,029
Mixed 1,422
295% 1,325 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 60.1
207% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 409
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 165
171% 283 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 897 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Asus N501VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 159% - Outstanding Total price: $280

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