Average Bench: 176% (28th of 873)

Based on 20,408 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 76.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,539MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 978MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 94.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 233MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 324MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,408 samples)
Min Avg Max
776 Read 1,539 2,052
395 Write 759 917
680 Mixed 978 1,157
241% 1,092 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 4K Read 45.7 52.1
57.3 4K Write 133 185
21.6 4K Mixed 37.7 52.3
188% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.5 DQ Read 324 691
94.4 DQ Write 233 324
21.6 DQ Mixed 110 195
128% 222 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,004
Write 911
Mixed 1,161
298% 1,358 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 53
245% 96.7 MB/s
DQ Read 654
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 201
226% 393 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,927
Write 898
Mixed 1,132
290% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 53
242% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 603
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 200
219% 375 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,800
Write 896
Mixed 1,112
280% 1,269 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 51.1
201% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 461
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 184
192% 320 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,764
Write 861
Mixed 1,107
274% 1,244 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 46.9
175% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 483
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 152
166% 285 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,437
Write 688
Mixed 1,025
232% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 32
214% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 25.6
88% 194 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,364
Write 828
Mixed 1,060
240% 1,084 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 40.7
4K Mixed 27.6
102% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 99.2
DQ Write 70
DQ Mixed 42.9
43% 70.7 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 8,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,395

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