Average Bench: 174% (49th of 929)

Based on 22,085 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 73.6% 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 1,560MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 965MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 94.2%. 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 230MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 295MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,085 samples)
Min Avg Max
785 Read 1,560 2,025
325 Write 747 916
600 Mixed 965 1,149
240% 1,091 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28 4K Read 44.1 50.6
60.5 4K Write 124 170
22.3 4K Mixed 37.7 51.1
181% 68.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.4 DQ Read 295 601
102 DQ Write 230 325
22.7 DQ Mixed 112 191
125% 212 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,969
Write 903
Mixed 1,115
292% 1,329 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 192
4K Mixed 45.7
239% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 547
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 192
208% 353 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,999
Write 908
Mixed 1,038
288% 1,315 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 43.3
203% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 530
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 29
127% 291 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,987
Write 900
Mixed 1,140
295% 1,342 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 30.7
197% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 50.3
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 30.6
48% 85.8 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,938
Write 891
Mixed 1,096
288% 1,308 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 30.5
185% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 50.2
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 161
131% 176 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,413
Write 869
Mixed 1,080
248% 1,121 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 48.1
208% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 501
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 191
201% 336 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,223
Write 335
Mixed 622
158% 727 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 27.7
186% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 461
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 27.9
98% 223 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 12,550 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 76%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,484

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