Average Bench: 217% (13th of 885)

Based on 23,970 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 116.5% 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 1,935MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,322MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 119%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 264MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,970 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,382 Read 1,935 2,328
598 Write 1,156 1,457
834 Mixed 1,322 1,578
325% 1,471 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 45.5 51.1
51.8 4K Write 121 174
22 4K Mixed 42 59.1
187% 69.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 DQ Read 295 636
97.1 DQ Write 264 397
22.9 DQ Mixed 120 232
134% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
379GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,993
Write 1,266
Mixed 1,404
344% 1,554 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 42.5
202% 78.4 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 116
143% 250 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,125
Write 1,433
Mixed 1,468
371% 1,675 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 26.6
175% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 37.8
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 25.2
37% 65.7 MB/s
236GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,160
Write 1,171
Mixed 1,325
342% 1,552 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 39.7
159% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30.8
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 111
88% 116 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,167
Write 416
Mixed 1,014
260% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 51.7
225% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 570
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 215
211% 345 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,201
Write 1,000
Mixed 1,214
323% 1,472 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 27
150% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 40.3
DQ Write 98.6
DQ Mixed 105
70% 81.2 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,954
Write 888
Mixed 1,238
299% 1,360 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 19.1
79% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.6
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 13.8
42% 85.1 MB/s
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop 115%
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Workstation 82%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,810

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