Average Bench: 188% (84th of 1016)

Based on 6,507 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV256

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 87.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 449MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 915MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 121%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 301MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 614MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
708 Read 1,521 1,895
281 Write 901 1,223
338 Mixed 652 854
116 SusWrite 614 1,159
204% 922 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 4K Read 52.7 53.4
44.5 4K Write 119 176
27.4 4K Mixed 51.1 65.2
208% 74.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
363 DQ Read 915 1,230
158 DQ Write 301 387
138 DQ Mixed 449 572
373% 555 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 522 473 475 496 482 477 MB/s
Read 1,848
Write 768
Mixed 703
SusWrite 488
209% 952 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 55.8
216% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1183
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 452
404% 637 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 730 710 680 677 692 680 MB/s
Read 1,533
Write 1014
Mixed 714
SusWrite 695
220% 989 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 57.2
213% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,022
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 553
443% 641 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 396 407 392 409 407 MB/s
Read 1,633
Write 880
Mixed 663
SusWrite 413
198% 897 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 57.8
215% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 835
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 470
372% 534 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 519 436 425 437 411 342 MB/s
Read 1,479
Write 633
Mixed 612
SusWrite 428
174% 788 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 50
192% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 904
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 411
347% 525 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,626,442 SSDs tested.

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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 1,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

System: Asus G752VY

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $90

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