Average Bench: 222% (68th of 1040)

Based on 34,021 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 121.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 434MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,046MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 131%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 748MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,171 Read 1,809 2,101
493 Write 1,170 1,444
496 Mixed 748 926
285 SusWrite 901 1436
257% 1,157 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 4K Read 45 51.6
66.7 4K Write 127 174
39.9 4K Mixed 55.5 66.5
207% 75.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
565 DQ Read 1,046 1,277
211 DQ Write 349 410
270 DQ Mixed 434 485
390% 610 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1399 1415 1419 1420 1422 1412 MB/s
Read 2,052
Write 1446
Mixed 872
SusWrite 1,414
323% 1,446 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 60.2
220% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 389
DQ Mixed 444
428% 702 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1408 1417 1414 1407 1390 1399 MB/s
Read 2,049
Write 1414
Mixed 881
SusWrite 1,406
321% 1,437 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 61.5
222% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 960
DQ Write 388
DQ Mixed 451
393% 600 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1361 1306 1126 957 747 591 MB/s
Read 1,915
Write 1,401
Mixed 804
SusWrite 1,015
286% 1,284 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 54.5
194% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,034
DQ Write 381
DQ Mixed 436
394% 617 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 643 616 600 581 596 555 MB/s
Read 1,614
Write 1,062
Mixed 657
SusWrite 599
218% 983 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 57
215% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,029
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 469
400% 606 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 856 764 719 716 667 622 MB/s
Read 1,548
Write 1,188
Mixed 818
SusWrite 724
238% 1,069 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 53.2
186% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 1,275
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 320
335% 585 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 561 479 452 419 385 369 MB/s
Read 1405
Write 970
Mixed 611
SusWrite 444
190% 857 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 62.6
246% 93.1 MB/s
DQ Read 53.8
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 69.6
72% 112 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 289 271 278 273 302 MB/s
Read 1,419
Write 500
Mixed 593
SusWrite 289
154% 700 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 42.8
145% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 1,130
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 173
239% 471 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 8,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,399

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 Comments

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Excellent

23 months ago.

In a system otherwise perform above or way above average, this component is way below average. Luck of the draw, I guess. Feels sluggish to boot vs 860 pro SATA SSD.


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