Average Bench: 201% (26th of 921)

Based on 4,148 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 101.1% 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 1,814MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,274MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 96.8%. 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 241MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 228MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,148 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,420 Read 1,814 2,020
622 Write 1,074 1,505
866 Mixed 1,274 1,602
307% 1,387 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26 4K Read 40.7 49.5
52 4K Write 110 160
23.8 4K Mixed 41.6 61.2
173% 64.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.4 DQ Read 241 569
90.8 DQ Write 228 380
22.1 DQ Mixed 105 213
114% 191 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
374GB free
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,994
Write 1,355
Mixed 1,557
363% 1,635 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 58.3
196% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 163
163% 264 MB/s
437GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,837
Write 1,507
Mixed 1,550
363% 1,632 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 25.4
165% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.2
DQ Write 89
DQ Mixed 24
30% 50.1 MB/s
313GB free
Firmware: BXW73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,911
Write 813
Mixed 1,126
282% 1,284 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 58.3
209% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 491
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 201
204% 335 MB/s
323GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,727
Write 970
Mixed 1,328
297% 1,342 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 52.1
177% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 115
116% 193 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,977
Write 1,035
Mixed 1,230
312% 1,414 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 39.5
120% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 98.2
106% 177 MB/s
269GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,559
Write 659
Mixed 1,072
242% 1,097 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 31
150% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 43.5
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 30.8
41% 70.1 MB/s
374GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 723
Write 611
Mixed 714
152% 683 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 48
186% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 98
145% 271 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 1,063 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Asus N501VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 153% - Outstanding Total price: $280

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