Average Bench: 171% (34th of 885)

Based on 19,294 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 71.5% 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 1,506MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 960MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 103%. 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 227MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 302MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,294 samples)
Min Avg Max
754 Read 1,506 2,019
400 Write 744 914
652 Mixed 960 1,155
236% 1,070 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.7 4K Read 44.2 50.3
58.2 4K Write 124 174
22.4 4K Mixed 37.7 51.6
181% 68.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.5 DQ Read 302 609
91.2 DQ Write 227 323
20.7 DQ Mixed 108 191
123% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,065
Write 894
Mixed 1,118
298% 1,359 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 29.8
183% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 47.9
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 178
114% 126 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,773
Write 910
Mixed 1,100
278% 1,261 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 36.6
137% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 137
109% 145 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,302
Write 665
Mixed 904
211% 957 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 47.9
204% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 188
208% 364 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,554
Write 795
Mixed 1,026
248% 1,125 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 41
165% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 92.8
92% 148 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,374
Write 618
Mixed 893
212% 962 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 47
197% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 136
140% 231 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,398
Write 810
Mixed 1,087
243% 1,098 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 23.3
116% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.9
DQ Write 78
DQ Mixed 158
92% 91.4 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 737
Write 601
Mixed 678
150% 672 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 62
4K Mixed 18.4
93% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 19.3
51% 101 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 10,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,623

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