Average Bench: 177% (26th of 860)

Based on 17,424 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 76.5% 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 1,532MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 975MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 96.8%. 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 342MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,424 samples)
Min Avg Max
774 Read 1,532 2,035
440 Write 760 918
675 Mixed 975 1,143
240% 1,089 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 45.2 52.6
52.1 4K Write 132 188
21 4K Mixed 38.8 53
188% 72 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.6 DQ Read 342 695
93 DQ Write 233 324
21.4 DQ Mixed 116 195
133% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
92GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,725
Write 872
Mixed 1,046
267% 1,214 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 52.3
238% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 512
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 185
198% 334 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,060
Write 896
Mixed 1023
291% 1,326 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 32.1
208% 83.8 MB/s
DQ Read 53
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 181
122% 143 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,505
Write 764
Mixed 989
240% 1,086 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 50.3
220% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 595
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 185
202% 348 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,818
Write 834
Mixed 1,068
273% 1,240 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 27.5
165% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 397
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 25.4
108% 243 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,553
Write 933
Mixed 1,087
263% 1,191 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 29.2
176% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 47.6
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 169
135% 179 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,841
Write 790
Mixed 1,098
273% 1,243 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 22.7
95% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 18
50% 98.4 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 768
Write 591
Mixed 666
150% 675 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 30
188% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 444
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 138
148% 254 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 7,487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,347

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