Average Bench: 182% (23rd of 848)

Based on 12,471 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 81.7% 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 1,605MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,005MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 105%. 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 237MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 319MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,471 samples)
Min Avg Max
770 Read 1,605 2,062
414 Write 791 920
651 Mixed 1,005 1,164
250% 1,134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 48.9 53.2
48.6 4K Write 133 196
20.3 4K Mixed 37.1 53.2
192% 73.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 DQ Read 319 719
106 DQ Write 237 328
19.5 DQ Mixed 106 197
126% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,007
Write 900
Mixed 1,140
296% 1,349 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 54.4
247% 97.2 MB/s
DQ Read 582
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 196
215% 368 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,911
Write 901
Mixed 1,146
290% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 54.3
220% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 582
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 194
212% 363 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,015
Write 868
Mixed 1,118
293% 1,334 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 35.2
210% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 51.1
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 30.3
70% 135 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,001
Write 902
Mixed 1,112
294% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 34.3
159% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 42.9
DQ Write 98.6
DQ Mixed 25.3
32% 55.6 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,351
Write 859
Mixed 1,021
239% 1,077 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 61.1
4K Mixed 17.6
103% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 52.2
DQ Mixed 17.4
20% 32.6 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,201
Write 719
Mixed 929
210% 950 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 18.9
104% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 18.6
51% 101 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,219
Write 280
Mixed 618
154% 706 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 28.8
196% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 47
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 111
82% 105 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 8,118 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,333

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