Average Bench: 219% (10th of 850)

Based on 16,557 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 119.1% 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 1,886MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,313MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 137%. 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 342MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,557 samples)
Min Avg Max
907 Read 1,886 2,373
479 Write 1,168 1,459
716 Mixed 1,313 1,583
322% 1,456 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 43.9 52.4
52.5 4K Write 133 193
24.7 4K Mixed 44.4 61.2
194% 73.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.1 DQ Read 342 740
97.6 DQ Write 285 401
25.2 DQ Mixed 133 237
149% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,355
Write 1,439
Mixed 1,510
391% 1,768 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 61.1
252% 98.9 MB/s
DQ Read 753
DQ Write 392
DQ Mixed 236
265% 460 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,320
Write 1,345
Mixed 1,502
380% 1,722 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 58.4
236% 92.5 MB/s
DQ Read 500
DQ Write 395
DQ Mixed 218
226% 371 MB/s
423GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,266
Write 1,373
Mixed 1,545
382% 1,728 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 31.3
185% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 92.1
123% 222 MB/s
287GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,304
Write 1,462
Mixed 1,368
378% 1,711 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 30.9
174% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 46
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 30.4
40% 68.4 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,816
Write 1,405
Mixed 1,449
346% 1,557 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 44.1
150% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 380
DQ Mixed 129
145% 240 MB/s
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,487

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