Average Bench: 214% (22nd of 927)

Based on 23,440 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 113.8% 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 1,894MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,318MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 110%. 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 283MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 264MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,440 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,201 Read 1,894 2,337
536 Write 1,165 1,457
761 Mixed 1,318 1,597
323% 1,459 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28 4K Read 41.1 49.9
58.4 4K Write 121 172
25.6 4K Mixed 42.7 58.2
181% 68.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.8 DQ Read 283 601
110 DQ Write 264 397
23.7 DQ Mixed 112 226
128% 220 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
369GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,255
Write 1,412
Mixed 1,317
367% 1,661 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 55.1
197% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 151
152% 246 MB/s
451GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,367
Write 1,453
Mixed 1,535
394% 1,785 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 31.1
176% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 30
79% 164 MB/s
277GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,809
Write 1,153
Mixed 1,382
321% 1,448 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 57.6
218% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 462
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 207
212% 347 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,448
Write 1,238
Mixed 1,247
292% 1,311 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 53.9
205% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 495
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 182
197% 332 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,970
Write 1,082
Mixed 1,144
308% 1,399 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 31.8
200% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 49.7
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 32.7
72% 138 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,202
Write 507
Mixed 998
268% 1,236 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 37.1
142% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 105
112% 187 MB/s
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Desktop 114%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,755

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