Average Bench: 216% (33rd of 955)

Based on 26,047 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 281MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,823MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 131%. 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 311MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,047 samples)
Min Avg Max
774 Read 1,823 2,298
479 Write 1,173 1,455
502 Mixed 976 1,516
295 SusWrite 907 1,427
272% 1,220 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 4K Read 45.3 51.5
65 4K Write 131 186
24.7 4K Mixed 49.1 65.5
201% 75.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40 DQ Read 651 1,273
129 DQ Write 311 407
25.9 DQ Mixed 281 468
262% 414 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1405 1400 1405 1420 1423 1416 MB/s
Read 2,096
Write 1,423
Mixed 830
SusWrite 1,411
321% 1,440 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 67.7
281% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,234
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 444
424% 689 MB/s
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1436 1437 1439 1423 1329 1239 MB/s
Read 2,063
Write 1,441
Mixed 773
SusWrite 1,384
316% 1,415 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 60.6
224% 82.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,177
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 442
417% 674 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1170 1186 1201 1146 1173 1178 MB/s
Read 2,056
Write 1,399
Mixed 853
SusWrite 1,176
305% 1,371 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 60.6
236% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,199
DQ Write 381
DQ Mixed 429
411% 670 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1440 1443 1444 1444 1446 1269 MB/s
Read 1,769
Write 1,432
Mixed 866
SusWrite 1,414
307% 1,370 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 51.5
206% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 409
DQ Mixed 28.1
162% 378 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 747 687 628 635 632 604 MB/s
Read 2,110
Write 1,261
Mixed 774
SusWrite 656
265% 1,200 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 66.8
252% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,276
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 463
436% 704 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 752 703 723 732 733 716 MB/s
Read 1,898
Write 1,242
Mixed 728
SusWrite 727
255% 1,149 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 57.8
222% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,199
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 449
413% 660 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 678 812 822 841 774 801 MB/s
Read 1,375
Write 1,116
Mixed 758
SusWrite 788
226% 1,009 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 63.5
254% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,275
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 460
439% 713 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 12,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,686

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