Average Bench: 197% (68th of 1011)

Based on 6,838 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 97.4% 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 487MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 884MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 126%. 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 338MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 794MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,838 samples)
Min Avg Max
949 Read 1,486 1,876
518 Write 1,047 1,492
519 Mixed 794 993
256 SusWrite 810 1,458
231% 1,034 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 46.1 52.3
61.4 4K Write 116 168
33.7 4K Mixed 54.2 68.3
201% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
278 DQ Read 884 1,229
221 DQ Write 338 428
197 DQ Mixed 487 627
393% 570 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1460 1470 1480 1482 1481 1350 MB/s
Read 1,590
Write 1,474
Mixed 1,002
SusWrite 1454
310% 1,380 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 64.4
226% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,204
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 584
488% 728 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1439 1477 1466 1320 1152 1482 MB/s
Read 1,769
Write 1,442
Mixed 941
SusWrite 1,389
310% 1,385 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 52.8
191% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 845
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 590
446% 610 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1200 1190 1115 1053 925 1052 MB/s
Read 1,829
Write 1,465
Mixed 908
SusWrite 1089
296% 1,323 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 60.1
221% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,040
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 628
493% 698 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 733 654 592 544 495 500 MB/s
Read 1,920
Write 1,079
Mixed 936
SusWrite 586
250% 1,130 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 69.9
265% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,239
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 525
455% 701 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 972 1050 1093 1005 1093 983 MB/s
Read 1,595
Write 1369
Mixed 819
SusWrite 1,033
269% 1,204 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 53.9
194% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 966
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 586
454% 640 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 578 569 538 502 504 510 MB/s
Read 1,295
Write 653
Mixed 642
SusWrite 534
173% 781 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 47.6
149% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 944
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 426
361% 546 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 1,503 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Asus N501VW

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

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