Average Bench: 221% (6th of 857)

Based on 19,374 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 1,931MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,310MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 117%. 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 339MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,301 Read 1,931 2,366
550 Write 1,162 1,454
710 Mixed 1,310 1,588
324% 1,468 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 47.1 52.1
52.5 4K Write 133 192
24.8 4K Mixed 43.3 60.4
197% 74.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.7 DQ Read 339 691
118 DQ Write 284 398
24.7 DQ Mixed 133 231
148% 252 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
453GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,275
Write 1,411
Mixed 1,507
383% 1,731 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 63.2
271% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 732
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 223
257% 450 MB/s
399GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,225
Write 1,455
Mixed 1,502
382% 1,727 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 41.6
216% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 767
DQ Write 41.8
DQ Mixed 184
189% 331 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,778
Write 1,064
Mixed 1,272
303% 1,371 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 249
4K Mixed 56.3
286% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 871
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 231
263% 466 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Read 1,470
Write 1,186
Mixed 1,276
292% 1,311 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 51.9
185% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 644
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 216
218% 364 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,617
Write 1,117
Mixed 1,282
297% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 47.3
154% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 164
167% 269 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 10,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,506

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