Average Bench: 199% (87th of 1058)

Based on 10,264 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 98.6% 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 475MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 910MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 132%. 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 325MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,264 samples)
Min Avg Max
919 Read 1,489 1,888
481 Write 1,045 1,486
502 Mixed 785 986
231 SusWrite 836 1,459
232% 1,039 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 4K Read 46.6 51.8
46 4K Write 112 166
28.3 4K Mixed 53.2 69.1
198% 70.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
401 DQ Read 910 1,234
177 DQ Write 325 428
224 DQ Mixed 475 626
388% 570 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1364 1428 1435 1459 1460 1350 MB/s
Read 1509
Write 1,411
Mixed 911
SusWrite 1416
295% 1,312 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 64.3
226% 84.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,116
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 472
419% 652 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1450 1449 1496 1462 1501 1502 MB/s
Read 1,710
Write 1,489
Mixed 952
SusWrite 1,477
316% 1,407 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 54.4
184% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 503
406% 590 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1438 1409 1465 1418 1500 1500 MB/s
Read 1,578
Write 1,257
Mixed 923
SusWrite 1,455
292% 1,303 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 55.1
183% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 943
DQ Write 428
DQ Mixed 626
480% 666 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1473 1494 1130 920 779 395 MB/s
Read 1,578
Write 1,438
Mixed 990
SusWrite 1,032
282% 1,259 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 66.5
238% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,196
DQ Write 426
DQ Mixed 626
511% 749 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 656 524 487 806 675 1150 MB/s
Read 1,407
Write 776
Mixed 703
SusWrite 716
200% 900 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 57
207% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,109
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 546
453% 673 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1106 1200 1308 1248 1192 1211 MB/s
Read 1,296
Write 1,115
Mixed 712
SusWrite 1,211
243% 1,084 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 43.2
149% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 63.6
58% 84 MB/s
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 541 524 507 497 496 502 MB/s
Read 630
Write 506
Mixed 470
SusWrite 511
119% 529 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 51.1
165% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 490
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 420
315% 423 MB/s
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AmazonUS $37420 mins
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Asus N501VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $374

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