Average Bench: 218% (9th of 860)

Based on 19,763 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 118.3% 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 1,918MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,308MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 130%. 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 Write Speed 285MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,763 samples)
Min Avg Max
778 Read 1,918 2,355
437 Write 1,150 1,459
712 Mixed 1,308 1,612
322% 1,459 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.5 4K Read 42.2 51.9
52.8 4K Write 133 192
25.4 4K Mixed 43.6 60.3
190% 72.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.1 DQ Read 346 739
115 DQ Write 285 400
23.2 DQ Mixed 128 231
147% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
243GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,255
Write 1,398
Mixed 1,317
366% 1,657 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 59.6
233% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 579
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 223
231% 384 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,413
Write 1,312
Mixed 1,561
389% 1,762 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 60.2
223% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 170
168% 269 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,155
Write 1,227
Mixed 1,426
354% 1,603 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 33.5
196% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 491
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 33.5
136% 305 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,285
Write 1,458
Mixed 1,524
388% 1,756 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 31
157% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 30
82% 176 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,180
Write 801
Mixed 1,150
301% 1,377 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 53.9
213% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 476
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 199
200% 326 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 7,487 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 83%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,475

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