Average Bench: 169% (94th of 1012)

Based on 1,215 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV128

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 69.0% 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 328MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 857MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 100%. 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 401MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 207MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
983 Read 1,516 1,916
213 Write 546 675
347 Mixed 554 707
154 SusWrite 401 641
166% 754 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 4K Read 53.8 54.3
41 4K Write 116 169
23.4 4K Mixed 46.5 59.9
202% 72 MB/s
Min Avg Max
313 DQ Read 857 1,102
119 DQ Write 207 265
162 DQ Mixed 328 417
294% 464 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 638 631 630 614 654 654 MB/s
Read 1,644
Write 635
Mixed 696
SusWrite 637
199% 903 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 58.4
239% 90.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,071
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 394
360% 574 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 641 645 609 509 379 372 MB/s
Read 1,913
Write 664
Mixed 730
SusWrite 526
210% 958 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 56
215% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,090
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 405
367% 584 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 621 605 620 580 557 537 MB/s
Read 1,588
Write 620
Mixed 690
SusWrite 587
192% 871 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 52.5
200% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 754
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 400
322% 468 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 580 617 579 587 606 602 MB/s
Read 1,344
Write 633
Mixed 628
SusWrite 595
177% 800 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 51.7
197% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,025
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 394
353% 557 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 1,763 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: 19% - Very poor Total price: $60

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