Average Bench: 221% (10th of 848)

Based on 14,573 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 121.2% 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 1,919MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,342MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 120%. 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 332MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,573 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,078 Read 1,919 2,370
573 Write 1,206 1,466
758 Mixed 1,342 1,598
330% 1,489 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.1 4K Read 42.1 52
58.1 4K Write 134 195
24.2 4K Mixed 43 60.7
190% 73 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.7 DQ Read 332 774
115 DQ Write 284 399
22.9 DQ Mixed 122 233
142% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
332GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,417
Write 1,464
Mixed 1,611
405% 1,830 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 58
232% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 629
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 231
247% 417 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,274
Write 1,453
Mixed 1,613
394% 1,780 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 62.5
246% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 622
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 239
251% 419 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,294
Write 1,454
Mixed 1,548
390% 1,765 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 35.4
202% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 51.6
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 200
161% 215 MB/s
267GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,318
Write 1,469
Mixed 1,588
396% 1,792 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 48.1
177% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 120
124% 205 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,831
Write 1,213
Mixed 1,294
320% 1,446 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 55.8
222% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 657
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 226
249% 425 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,006
Write 1,447
Mixed 1,508
367% 1,653 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 30.3
190% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 41
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 29.2
46% 84 MB/s
307GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,456
Write 1,173
Mixed 1,247
288% 1,292 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 57.6
216% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 462
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 193
201% 332 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 7,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,241

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