Average Bench: 221% - 8th / 836

Based on 11,560 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 120.8% 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. Sequential Read Speed 1,888MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,329MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 134%. 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 343MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 293MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,560 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,053 Read 1,888 2,348
539 Write 1,180 1,466
719 Mixed 1,329 1,598
324% 1,466 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 4K Read 42.9 52.7
63.2 4K Write 139 197
24.4 4K Mixed 45 62.2
196% 75.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.8 DQ Read 343 705
112 DQ Write 293 401
22.7 DQ Mixed 133 235
150% 256 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,287
Write 1,295
Mixed 1,411
367% 1,664 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 48.7
215% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 518
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 227
231% 378 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Read 1,573
Write 1,243
Mixed 1,320
307% 1,379 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 56.4
212% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 540
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 214
206% 332 MB/s
350GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,632
Write 1,136
Mixed 1,343
304% 1,370 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 54
222% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 190
194% 317 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,711
Write 1,314
Mixed 1,397
328% 1,474 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 28.1
149% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 38.2
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 158
130% 176 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,015
Write 311
Mixed 595
209% 974 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 57.9
233% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 564
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 180
183% 307 MB/s

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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 6,881 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 120%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,256

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