Average Bench: 220% (30th of 956)

Based on 25,734 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 119.8% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 429MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 981MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 123%. 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 Write Speed 361MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 743MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,734 samples)
Min Avg Max
746 Read 1,759 2,100
544 Write 1,195 1,447
484 Mixed 743 897
326 SusWrite 906 1,428
256% 1,151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.2 4K Read 43.7 51.6
84.4 4K Write 136 181
41.9 4K Mixed 56 66.7
210% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
407 DQ Read 981 1,273
238 DQ Write 361 409
237 DQ Mixed 429 483
381% 590 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1271 1239 1345 1353 1224 937 MB/s
Read 2,050
Write 1,398
Mixed 824
SusWrite 1228
306% 1,375 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 59.8
240% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 455
436% 710 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1337 1295 1422 984 518 518 MB/s
Read 2,008
Write 1,415
Mixed 804
SusWrite 1,012
291% 1,310 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 62.8
228% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,213
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 442
421% 684 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 716 897 989 860 848 816 MB/s
Read 1,828
Write 1,299
Mixed 728
SusWrite 855
262% 1,177 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 59.6
237% 95 MB/s
DQ Read 1,266
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 465
429% 689 MB/s
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 857 849 858 871 882 1057 MB/s
Read 2,006
Write 1,446
Mixed 810
SusWrite 896
287% 1,290 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 56.5
204% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,047
DQ Write 388
DQ Mixed 424
391% 620 MB/s
390GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1011 1367 1377 1377 1376 1368 MB/s
Read 1,758
Write 1,383
Mixed 1,045
SusWrite 1,312
308% 1,375 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 52.5
181% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 616
DQ Write 406
DQ Mixed 505
378% 509 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 14,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,461

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