Average Bench: 192% (57th of 992)

Based on 6,223 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 92.3% 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 465MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 842MB/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 328MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,223 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,006 Read 1,462 1,866
533 Write 1,037 1,481
519 Mixed 785 978
261 SusWrite 796 1,437
228% 1,020 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29 4K Read 42.8 51.5
58.8 4K Write 114 165
32.9 4K Mixed 53.1 67
193% 69.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
50.4 DQ Read 842 1,209
189 DQ Write 328 426
65.6 DQ Mixed 465 623
376% 545 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1332 1419 1360 1371 1488 1495 MB/s
Read 1,456
Write 1,450
Mixed 830
SusWrite 1,411
290% 1,287 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 61.1
218% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 932
DQ Write 395
DQ Mixed 585
454% 637 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1244 1252 758 604 583 399 MB/s
Read 1,600
Write 1,461
Mixed 926
SusWrite 807
268% 1,198 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 58.6
202% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 850
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 596
450% 615 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 938 909 899 882 876 879 MB/s
Read 1,680
Write 1081
Mixed 719
SusWrite 897
243% 1,094 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 52
146% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,196
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 578
478% 711 MB/s
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 867 720 729 707 673 677 MB/s
Read 1,770
Write 1,012
Mixed 756
SusWrite 729
236% 1,066 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 52.5
176% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 546
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 475
342% 446 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 682 622 616 626 541 45 MB/s
Read 1,573
Write 790
Mixed 674
SusWrite 522
197% 890 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 53.7
187% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 497
366% 491 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 1,174 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: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $400

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