Average Bench: 199% (74th of 1026)

Based on 6,957 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKV512, SAMSUNG MZVPV512HDGL-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV512, NVMe SM951 NVMe SAMSU, SAMSUNG MZVPV512HDGL-000H1

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 98.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 489MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 911MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 120%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 334MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,957 samples)
Min Avg Max
849 Read 1,494 1,849
461 Write 1,030 1,481
513 Mixed 790 985
228 SusWrite 824 1,448
231% 1,035 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 4K Read 47.8 51.7
52.8 4K Write 112 156
35.6 4K Mixed 53.6 67.1
201% 71.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
430 DQ Read 911 1,220
218 DQ Write 334 427
267 DQ Mixed 489 626
396% 578 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
316GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1156 1260 1369 1228 1237 1280 MB/s
Read 1,818
Write 1,366
Mixed 753
SusWrite 1,255
290% 1,298 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 55.8
194% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1123
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 580
480% 710 MB/s
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1137 1022 1057 1105 1044 1060 MB/s
Read 1678
Write 1,368
Mixed 950
SusWrite 1,071
283% 1,266 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 67.6
240% 89.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,216
DQ Write 399
DQ Mixed 595
495% 737 MB/s
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 754 666 625 593 622 599 MB/s
Read 1,536
Write 943
Mixed 794
SusWrite 643
218% 979 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 61.8
232% 88.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,001
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 505
413% 609 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1255 1097 1215 1165 1099 1068 MB/s
Read 1,369
Write 1,221
Mixed 371
SusWrite 1,150
230% 1,028 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 23.3
132% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,022
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 605
472% 668 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 950 949 998 829 955 942 MB/s
Read 1,185
Write 1,082
Mixed 787
SusWrite 937
224% 998 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.1
193% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 926
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 485
400% 590 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 750 750 745 752 701 731 MB/s
Read 1167
Write 755
Mixed 801
SusWrite 738
194% 865 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.8
190% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 886
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 368
322% 498 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 1,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

System: Asus N501VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $249

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