Average Bench: 176% (24th of 853)

Based on 14,085 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 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 1,539MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 972MB/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 239MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 307MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,085 samples)
Min Avg Max
771 Read 1,539 2,032
442 Write 755 915
677 Mixed 972 1,141
240% 1,089 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.8 4K Read 47.4 52.6
54.9 4K Write 135 190
20.8 4K Mixed 37.4 52.9
191% 73.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.1 DQ Read 307 686
117 DQ Write 239 324
20.5 DQ Mixed 107 194
125% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,030
Write 905
Mixed 1,146
299% 1,360 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 53.5
246% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 610
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 199
220% 378 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,939
Write 904
Mixed 1,108
289% 1,317 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 48.5
198% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 399
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 178
182% 298 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,851
Write 829
Mixed 1,039
272% 1,239 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 34
215% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 479
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 176
191% 324 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,908
Write 900
Mixed 1,117
288% 1,309 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 41.7
195% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 28.4
96% 209 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,283
Write 637
Mixed 794
199% 905 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 48.9
216% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 728
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 180
208% 373 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,154
Write 590
Mixed 830
190% 858 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 48.4
223% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 510
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 176
184% 311 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Read 1,040
Write 761
Mixed 886
199% 896 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 18.5
139% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 39
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 19.1
37% 70.1 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 9,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,476

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