Average Bench: 223% (35th of 976)

Based on 28,341 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 122.7% 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 433MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,788MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 138%. 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 358MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 755MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,341 samples)
Min Avg Max
821 Read 1,788 2,092
500 Write 1,189 1,444
482 Mixed 755 946
267 SusWrite 910 1,426
258% 1,160 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.2 4K Read 47.2 51.9
81.7 4K Write 136 190
42.5 4K Mixed 56.4 66.4
216% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
434 DQ Read 984 1,277
230 DQ Write 358 410
296 DQ Mixed 433 483
383% 592 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1025 1041 1035 1023 1005 987 MB/s
Read 2,051
Write 1,215
Mixed 784
SusWrite 1,019
281% 1,268 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 51.5
222% 88.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,212
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 434
412% 670 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 967 839 803 802 783 737 MB/s
Read 2,056
Write 1,363
Mixed 840
SusWrite 822
282% 1,270 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 58.4
220% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,153
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 449
417% 667 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1081 1188 1207 1219 1224 1223 MB/s
Read 1,438
Write 1,230
Mixed 764
SusWrite 1,190
259% 1,156 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 64.4
236% 86.8 MB/s
DQ Read 962
DQ Write 408
DQ Mixed 461
401% 611 MB/s
172GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1082 957 862 762 708 657 MB/s
Read 2,036
Write 1,446
Mixed 828
SusWrite 838
286% 1287 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 61
222% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 395
DQ Mixed 450
391% 596 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 12,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,523

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