Average Bench: 169% (104th of 1026)

Based on 1,376 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV128

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 69.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 331MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 885MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 94.9%. 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. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 206MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 411MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,376 samples)
Min Avg Max
989 Read 1,509 1,883
298 Write 555 671
367 Mixed 557 711
182 SusWrite 411 647
166% 758 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 4K Read 50.3 53.2
47.2 4K Write 118 167
26.8 4K Mixed 47.1 59
199% 71.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
278 DQ Read 885 1,102
119 DQ Write 206 264
161 DQ Mixed 331 415
299% 474 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 334 322 319 313 300 MB/s
Read 1,560
Write 550
Mixed 502
SusWrite 322
160% 733 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 48.2
198% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 280
293% 508 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 657 656 639 596 569 MB/s
Read 1,581
Write 637
Mixed 567
SusWrite 598
186% 846 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 39.1
171% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 253
227% 359 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 229 224 219 211 203 MB/s
Read 1,444
Write 463
Mixed 479
SusWrite 217
142% 651 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 49.1
191% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,055
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 217
258% 476 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 324 309 292 294 281 MB/s
Read 1250
Write 546
Mixed 507
SusWrite 308
144% 653 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 43.3
162% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,043
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 352
328% 534 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 2,175 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI MS-1782

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $55

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