Average Bench: 226% (7th of 848)

Based on 13,930 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 126.1% 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 1,971MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,357MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 106%. 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 13,930 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,390 Read 1,971 2,390
616 Write 1,209 1,460
973 Mixed 1,357 1,597
334% 1,512 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.3 4K Read 43.7 52.4
59.5 4K Write 141 197
24.8 4K Mixed 44 61.5
197% 76.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.8 DQ Read 343 782
107 DQ Write 293 401
24.4 DQ Mixed 130 239
149% 255 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
120GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,332
Write 1,458
Mixed 1,522
391% 1,771 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 203
4K Mixed 63.1
272% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 643
DQ Write 399
DQ Mixed 232
251% 425 MB/s
390GB free
Firmware: BXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,129
Write 1,437
Mixed 1,531
376% 1,699 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 44.8
182% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 452
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 65.6
140% 288 MB/s
411GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,391
Write 1,449
Mixed 1,411
386% 1,750 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 30.3
166% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 52.1
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 33.5
38% 62.9 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,245
Write 1,464
Mixed 1,536
387% 1,748 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 31
164% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 40.7
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 28.8
43% 77.4 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,809
Write 1,114
Mixed 1,231
306% 1,385 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 47.4
207% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.5
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 29.6
42% 73.1 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,268
Write 742
Mixed 1,247
310% 1,419 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 33.6
208% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 48.6
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 32.9
77% 149 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,375
Write 1,407
Mixed 1,260
301% 1,347 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 31
161% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 47
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 97.7
80% 110 MB/s
443GB free
Firmware: BXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,438
Write 1,138
Mixed 1,263
285% 1,280 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 39.7
170% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 43.7
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 27.7
35% 59.3 MB/s
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AmazonUS $349.9912 days ago.
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EbayUS $376.951 day ago.
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 8,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 118%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,491

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