Average Bench: 158% (109th of 1016)

Based on 1,598 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG MZHPV128HDGM-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 57.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 351MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,335MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB is 76.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 232MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 490MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
706 Read 1,335 1,591
323 Write 585 669
396 Mixed 589 712
234 SusWrite 490 646
166% 750 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 4K Read 41.7 46.9
68.4 4K Write 117 150
33.7 4K Mixed 46.8 54.4
185% 68.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
210 DQ Read 601 700
148 DQ Write 232 262
193 DQ Mixed 351 403
277% 394 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 498 474 461 471 471 453 MB/s
Read 1,539
Write 490
Mixed 630
SusWrite 471
172% 783 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 54.8
213% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 700
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 344
289% 432 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 396 405 390 378 377 MB/s
Read 1,548
Write 656
Mixed 650
SusWrite 396
179% 812 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 55.6
223% 84.7 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 399
316% 452 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 495 459 469 462 451 MB/s
Read 1,505
Write 620
Mixed 679
SusWrite 470
180% 818 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 50
194% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 391
310% 446 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,546,157 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $11020 months
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Typical SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 2,740 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $746

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