Average Bench: 221% (9th of 850)

Based on 16,993 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 120.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,909MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,320MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 129%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 324MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 282MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,993 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,220 Read 1,909 2,373
545 Write 1,172 1,457
776 Mixed 1,320 1,583
324% 1,467 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.5 4K Read 44.4 52.7
63.4 4K Write 139 196
25 4K Mixed 44.3 61.8
197% 75.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.1 DQ Read 324 775
110 DQ Write 282 400
22.8 DQ Mixed 125 239
142% 244 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
138GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,294
Write 1,337
Mixed 1,452
374% 1,695 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 63.2
263% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 736
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 233
258% 446 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,029
Write 1,429
Mixed 1,524
368% 1,661 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 60.3
235% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 652
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 240
255% 429 MB/s
371GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,118
Write 1,429
Mixed 1,442
368% 1,663 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 57.9
228% 85.3 MB/s
DQ Read 479
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 202
215% 358 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,945
Write 1,239
Mixed 1,367
336% 1,517 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 60.8
255% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 566
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 232
235% 384 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,263
Write 1,397
Mixed 1,562
385% 1,741 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 41
131% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 532
DQ Write 377
DQ Mixed 197
217% 369 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,109
Write 1,228
Mixed 1,409
350% 1,582 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 39.9
147% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 41.2
DQ Write 93
DQ Mixed 26.3
32% 53.5 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,087 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,479

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