Average Bench: 199% (40th of 959)

Based on 5,168 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 478MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 902MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 114%. 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 335MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 799MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,168 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,008 Read 1,478 1,866
472 Write 1,051 1,493
505 Mixed 799 996
257 SusWrite 827 1,454
232% 1,039 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 4K Read 43.9 52.1
69.2 4K Write 120 169
36.2 4K Mixed 55 68
200% 72.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
255 DQ Read 902 1,234
208 DQ Write 335 428
147 DQ Mixed 478 627
390% 572 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1454 1478 1502 1515 1406 919 MB/s
Read 1,292
Write 1,495
Mixed 818
SusWrite 1,379
281% 1,246 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 54.3
198% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,175
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 551
458% 683 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 974 818 533 456 459 450 MB/s
Read 1,631
Write 964
Mixed 842
SusWrite 615
225% 1,013 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 65
234% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 745
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 558
413% 555 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 984 930 921 912 910 899 MB/s
Read 1,248
Write 1,036
Mixed 757
SusWrite 926
222% 992 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.1
194% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 984
DQ Write 381
DQ Mixed 570
451% 645 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1099 907 568 298 250 270 MB/s
Read 1,800
Write 1,439
Mixed 723
SusWrite 565
251% 1,132 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.1
176% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 864
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 552
423% 587 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 219 196 177 174 171 MB/s
Read 1,403
Write 330
Mixed 615
SusWrite 205
139% 638 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 47.6
182% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 413
368% 580 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Asus N501VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $400

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