Average Bench: 226% (48th of 1011)

Based on 34,990 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 126.1% 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 431MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,016MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 145%. 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 363MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 762MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,990 samples)
Min Avg Max
735 Read 1,799 2,113
539 Write 1,215 1,446
482 Mixed 762 953
362 SusWrite 940 1,429
262% 1,179 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.5 4K Read 44.8 52.5
77.4 4K Write 140 190
43.1 4K Mixed 57.4 67.7
216% 80.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
373 DQ Read 1,016 1,277
252 DQ Write 363 410
247 DQ Mixed 431 488
387% 603 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1379 1425 1421 1427 1427 1427 MB/s
Read 2,129
Write 1,422
Mixed 1,038
SusWrite 1,418
335% 1,502 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 71.1
276% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,244
DQ Write 399
DQ Mixed 473
440% 705 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1417 1434 1374 1280 1241 1177 MB/s
Read 2,087
Write 1,433
Mixed 911
SusWrite 1,321
321% 1,438 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 63.6
236% 88.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 380
DQ Mixed 441
392% 609 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1371 1392 1396 1447 1448 1448 MB/s
Read 1,365
Write 184
Mixed 293
SusWrite 1417
180% 815 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 49.7
187% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,238
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 256
296% 541 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1151 1208 1174 1172 1141 694 MB/s
Read 1,880
Write 1,134
Mixed 751
SusWrite 1,090
270% 1,214 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 43.7
157% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 717
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 429
348% 502 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1400 1408 1381 1374 1408 1403 MB/s
Read 1,651
Write 1,427
Mixed 780
SusWrite 1,396
294% 1,314 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 38.6
133% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 358
258% 332 MB/s
477GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1157 1272 1336 1230 1154 1307 MB/s
Read 1,234
Write 902
Mixed 790
SusWrite 1,243
234% 1,042 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 39.9
130% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 1,251
DQ Write 415
DQ Mixed 504
458% 723 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 17,380 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,442

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Excellent

6 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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