Average Bench: 171% (133rd of 1071)

Based on 1,772 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPV128

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 71.2% 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 318MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 896MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 101%. 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 373MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,772 samples)
Min Avg Max
863 Read 1,556 1,960
45.9 Write 508 667
88.9 Mixed 517 695
42 SusWrite 373 644
162% 739 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 4K Read 64 148
4 4K Write 109 167
7.46 4K Mixed 45 58.2
212% 72.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
286 DQ Read 896 1,102
99.4 DQ Write 196 263
91.9 DQ Mixed 318 413
292% 470 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 600 579 571 533 490 451 MB/s
Read 1,612
Write 646
Mixed 601
SusWrite 537
187% 849 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 43.1
155% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 410
343% 514 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 363 366 364 351 373 MB/s
Read 1,340
Write 553
Mixed 568
SusWrite 365
156% 707 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 50.9
204% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 936
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 363
325% 513 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 657 659 626 519 248 272 MB/s
Read 1,118
Write 485
Mixed 515
SusWrite 497
145% 654 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 27.7
4K Mixed 24.3
83% 25.5 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 155
117% 157 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: BXW7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 265 267 271 275 273 MB/s
Read 366
Write 262
Mixed 267
SusWrite 269
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 42.9
151% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 406
280% 349 MB/s
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Typical SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Motherboard: MSI MS-1782

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $60

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