Average Bench: 188% (25th of 862)

Based on 4,625 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV256

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 88.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,760MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,080MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 105%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 223MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 290MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
754 Read 1,760 2,000
445 Write 867 1,227
635 Mixed 1,080 1,407
272% 1,236 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 45.2 51.9
47.3 4K Write 114 180
21.9 4K Mixed 39.1 56.8
179% 66.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.9 DQ Read 290 742
87.1 DQ Write 223 366
21.9 DQ Mixed 109 217
121% 207 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,937
Write 745
Mixed 881
260% 1,188 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 28.2
168% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 405
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 161
166% 274 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,985
Write 901
Mixed 1,058
288% 1,314 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 27.6
151% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 42.5
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 26.9
34% 58.6 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,922
Write 974
Mixed 1,086
292% 1,327 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 32.5
4K Mixed 29.2
80% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 45.1
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 130
87% 101 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 731
Write 613
Mixed 770
157% 705 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 40.4
116% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 106
113% 187 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 741
Write 289
Mixed 615
121% 548 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 23.4
137% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 518
DQ Write 85.2
DQ Mixed 61.6
107% 222 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,441,629 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $139.994 months ago.
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 143% - Outstanding Total price: $140

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