Average Bench: 176% (24th of 848)

Based on 11,026 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 75.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,537MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 981MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 104%. 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 245MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 334MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,026 samples)
Min Avg Max
760 Read 1,537 2,058
435 Write 772 916
663 Mixed 981 1,147
242% 1,097 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 4K Read 42.3 52.8
50.7 4K Write 132 193
20.2 4K Mixed 37.6 52.9
182% 70.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.9 DQ Read 334 688
104 DQ Write 245 325
20.3 DQ Mixed 114 195
133% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,880
Write 768
Mixed 1,414
298% 1,354 MB/s
4K Read 119
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 83
358% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 80.3
84% 136 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,022
Write 901
Mixed 1,150
298% 1,358 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 55.3
258% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 200
230% 404 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,034
Write 905
Mixed 1,148
299% 1,363 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 45.8
191% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 119
127% 214 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,468
Write 794
Mixed 968
238% 1,077 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 28.2
173% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 47.6
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 28.8
43% 76.3 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,225
Write 711
Mixed 832
204% 923 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 29
202% 82.7 MB/s
DQ Read 50.5
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 28.4
46% 84.6 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,166
Write 544
Mixed 861
189% 857 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 29.3
212% 87.8 MB/s
DQ Read 51.5
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 29.4
51% 94.2 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,530
Write 62
Mixed 140
121% 577 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 1.49
84% 18.8 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 7,463 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $194

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,085

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