Average Bench: 170% (97th of 1016)

Based on 1,284 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV128

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 69.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 333MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 872MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 98.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 406MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 209MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,284 samples)
Min Avg Max
963 Read 1,517 1,906
204 Write 547 676
329 Mixed 554 708
150 SusWrite 406 649
166% 756 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 4K Read 54.3 54.6
43.4 4K Write 115 169
23 4K Mixed 46.5 59.8
203% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
393 DQ Read 872 1,102
120 DQ Write 209 265
170 DQ Mixed 333 417
299% 471 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 33 35 35 36 37 MB/s
Read 4,441
Write 38
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 33.1
238% 1,147 MB/s
4K Read 490
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 5.1
751% 166 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 437 380 367 353 375 MB/s
Read 1531
Write 554
Mixed 641
SusWrite 397
172% 781 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 52.6
211% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 935
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 342
314% 502 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 509 476 458 442 401 372 MB/s
Read 1,344
Write 618
Mixed 533
SusWrite 443
162% 734 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 49.3
179% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 327
305% 494 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 151 141 137 140 137 MB/s
Read 1,232
Write 185
Mixed 314
SusWrite 143
101% 469 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 40.4
175% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1011
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 181
228% 432 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 1,826 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-1782

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $59

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