Average Bench: 209% (11th of 850)

Based on 2,678 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 109.0% 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 1,817MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,305MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 103%. 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 284MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,678 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,384 Read 1,817 2,034
651 Write 1,127 1,517
925 Mixed 1,305 1,614
313% 1,416 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 4K Read 44.9 51.6
45.2 4K Write 115 174
24 4K Mixed 43 64.7
184% 67.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.2 DQ Read 284 642
93.1 DQ Write 257 398
22.6 DQ Mixed 116 253
129% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
448GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,016
Write 1,507
Mixed 1,584
378% 1,702 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 66.1
238% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 506
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 219
228% 375 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 5L0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,057
Write 1,459
Mixed 1,386
362% 1,634 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 50
183% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 117
124% 207 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,912
Write 916
Mixed 1,213
297% 1,347 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 28.9
152% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 41.4
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 28.8
37% 62.8 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,727
Write 299
Mixed 577
187% 867 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 51.5
193% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 797
DQ Write 64
DQ Mixed 85.2
149% 315 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,868
Write 109
Mixed 241
156% 739 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 37.5
170% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 100
150% 300 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 769 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: Asus N501VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 155% - Outstanding Total price: $290

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