Average Bench: 202% (43rd of 955)

Based on 4,738 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 102.4% 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 1,767MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,209MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 97.8%. 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 Write Speed 239MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 344MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,738 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,252 Read 1,767 2,028
598 Write 1,091 1,507
731 Mixed 1,209 1,604
191 SusWrite 766 1,460
269% 1,208 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 4K Read 42.9 50.3
48.8 4K Write 112 162
24.7 4K Mixed 43.3 64.5
180% 66.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.3 DQ Read 344 1,156
89.4 DQ Write 239 400
23.4 DQ Mixed 154 555
152% 245 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 950 974 1004 1370 650 916 MB/s
Read 1628
Write 821
Mixed 713
SusWrite 977
230% 1,035 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 48.7
166% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 45.3
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 54.7
79% 139 MB/s
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 686 674 671 659 652 659 MB/s
Read 1283
Write 709
Mixed 739
SusWrite 667
189% 850 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53.5
181% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,026
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 363
341% 552 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 650 635 635 667 645 645 MB/s
Read 1,485
Write 974
Mixed 767
SusWrite 646
215% 968 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 34.1
150% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 236
251% 437 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 671 757 761 721 683 654 MB/s
Read 1,609
Write 1,111
Mixed 751
SusWrite 708
232% 1,045 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 44.1
148% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 56.5
80% 137 MB/s
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AmazonUS $40018 mins
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 1,175 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Asus N501VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $400

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