Average Bench: 219% (10th of 873)

Based on 23,212 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 119.1% 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 1,918MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,292MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 124%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 336MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,212 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,165 Read 1,918 2,363
424 Write 1,133 1,460
714 Mixed 1,292 1,598
320% 1,448 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.8 4K Read 49.7 51.3
51.6 4K Write 130 187
23.3 4K Mixed 43 60.3
199% 74.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36 DQ Read 336 718
95.4 DQ Write 275 399
21.3 DQ Mixed 126 233
143% 246 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
477GB free
Firmware: BXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,167
Write 1,476
Mixed 1,662
392% 1,768 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 55.2
206% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 416
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 193
198% 324 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,252
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,485
364% 1,649 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 58.7
225% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 533
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 204
216% 362 MB/s
410GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,269
Write 1,405
Mixed 1,506
382% 1,726 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 43.2
174% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 399
DQ Mixed 29.5
133% 301 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,308
Write 1,382
Mixed 1,522
384% 1,737 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 34.5
180% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 125
135% 228 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,702
Write 1,002
Mixed 1,277
294% 1,327 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 55
204% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 163
164% 267 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,908
Write 814
Mixed 991
271% 1,238 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 48.5
176% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 454
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 127
150% 267 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,952
Write 881
Mixed 1,296
303% 1,376 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 28.6
163% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 41.8
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 25.3
68% 135 MB/s
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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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,781

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