Average Bench: 181% (26th of 857)

Based on 15,328 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 80.7% 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 1,586MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 984MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 97.6%. 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 235MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 331MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
832 Read 1,586 2,039
380 Write 768 914
665 Mixed 984 1,148
245% 1,113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 49.7 52.6
57.2 4K Write 133 188
21.6 4K Mixed 38.2 52.5
195% 73.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.6 DQ Read 331 681
95.3 DQ Write 235 324
22 DQ Mixed 113 194
130% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,934
Write 890
Mixed 1,105
288% 1,309 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 51.6
217% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 50.8
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 30
68% 132 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,847
Write 824
Mixed 1,043
272% 1,238 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 26
153% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 42.7
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 27.8
51% 96.1 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,826
Write 897
Mixed 1,129
283% 1,284 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 18.6
78% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 490
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 15.2
110% 262 MB/s
165GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,501
Write 822
Mixed 1,083
251% 1,135 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 26.7
163% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 42.6
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 26.1
35% 61 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,395
Write 710
Mixed 861
218% 989 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 26.4
158% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 42.6
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 26.7
54% 101 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 10,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,490

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