Average Bench: 189% (21st of 850)

Based on 3,493 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV256

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 89.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,769MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,087MB/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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 293MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
750 Read 1,769 1,998
467 Write 881 1,219
625 Mixed 1,087 1,407
274% 1,246 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 4K Read 44 51.1
51.6 4K Write 113 169
22.7 4K Mixed 39.5 56.8
177% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.9 DQ Read 293 596
91.9 DQ Write 229 374
22.8 DQ Mixed 115 222
126% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
56GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,626
Write 807
Mixed 950
248% 1,128 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 54.7
254% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 237
284% 515 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,764
Write 909
Mixed 1,038
272% 1,237 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 52.4
216% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 571
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 233
230% 374 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,898
Write 713
Mixed 901
256% 1,171 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 52.6
216% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 950
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 212
254% 466 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,981
Write 998
Mixed 1,145
302% 1,374 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 52.3
194% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 45.6
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 27.4
36% 62.5 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 5L6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,550
Write 378
Mixed 606
183% 845 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 39.8
196% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 487
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 112
135% 246 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Read 772
Write 636
Mixed 696
156% 702 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 46
170% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 93.7
93% 147 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 745
Write 584
Mixed 598
143% 642 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 23.5
143% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 130
121% 191 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,046,212 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $159.991 month ago.
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $160

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