Average Bench: 163% (55th of 927)

Based on 1,781 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV128

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 63.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,675MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 56MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 80.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 174MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 492MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,781 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,294 Read 1,675 1,860
198 Write 492 661
328 Mixed 704 929
208% 957 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 4K Read 56 52.6
42.5 4K Write 110 159
18.9 4K Mixed 35.3 50.4
189% 67.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.5 DQ Read 310 634
92.2 DQ Write 174 261
20.2 DQ Mixed 98.1 190
112% 194 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,798
Write 434
Mixed 722
214% 985 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 51.3
236% 90.9 MB/s
DQ Read 958
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 151
219% 432 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,705
Write 567
Mixed 741
219% 1,004 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 49.8
229% 87.7 MB/s
DQ Read 615
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 152
175% 314 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,749
Write 528
Mixed 741
219% 1,006 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 48
216% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 141
141% 231 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,708
Write 603
Mixed 858
231% 1,057 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 27.8
186% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 49.8
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 28.3
55% 105 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,828
Write 480
Mixed 662
214% 990 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 27.1
179% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 50.9
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 117
83% 102 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 6L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,371
Write 156
Mixed 232
125% 586 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 18.4
123% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 47.6
DQ Write 71.9
DQ Mixed 78.8
54% 66.1 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 1,085 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI MS-1782

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 141% - Outstanding Total price: $59

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