Average Bench: 178% (39th of 921)

Based on 17,640 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 77.7% 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 1,559MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.9MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 98.3%. 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 225MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,640 samples)
Min Avg Max
760 Read 1,559 2,030
406 Write 752 912
650 Mixed 972 1,158
241% 1,094 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.9 4K Read 54.9 51.2
56.5 4K Write 122 174
21.8 4K Mixed 37.9 51.2
197% 71.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.8 DQ Read 285 615
108 DQ Write 225 324
22 DQ Mixed 107 191
120% 206 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 1,463
Write 790
Mixed 1,057
244% 1,103 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 235
4K Mixed 50.7
255% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 908
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 195
252% 469 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,005
Write 910
Mixed 1,126
296% 1,347 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 42.3
199% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 44.7
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 190
144% 184 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,946
Write 887
Mixed 1,095
288% 1,309 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 46.2
184% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 104
113% 191 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,956
Write 892
Mixed 1,121
291% 1,323 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 46.9
181% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 115
114% 185 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,975
Write 911
Mixed 1,118
293% 1,335 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 28.7
164% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 149
153% 254 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,280
Write 859
Mixed 989
231% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 41.5
157% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 82.8
86% 142 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,146
Write 512
Mixed 870
186% 843 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 23.5
152% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 39.9
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 22.6
50% 96.3 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 11,380 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,451

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