Average Bench: 219% (76th of 1058)

Based on 50,412 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 119.1% 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 429MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,031MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 134%. 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 351MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 737MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,412 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,013 Read 1,773 2,099
487 Write 1,169 1,446
487 Mixed 737 918
283 SusWrite 914 1,437
255% 1,148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 43.6 51.2
65.9 4K Write 124 174
37.6 4K Mixed 54.5 65.5
201% 73.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
557 DQ Read 1,031 1,275
158 DQ Write 351 410
223 DQ Mixed 429 482
386% 604 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1451 1395 1369 1172 1088 934 MB/s
Read 2,046
Write 1,391
Mixed 889
SusWrite 1,235
310% 1,390 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 64.6
233% 86.6 MB/s
DQ Read 902
DQ Write 401
DQ Mixed 472
398% 592 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1378 1415 1417 1418 1420 1405 MB/s
Read 1,901
Write 1,413
Mixed 834
SusWrite 1409
310% 1,389 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 53
197% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 969
DQ Write 386
DQ Mixed 432
384% 596 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1415 1431 1397 1319 988 710 MB/s
Read 2,010
Write 1,430
Mixed 839
SusWrite 1,210
306% 1,372 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 54.4
192% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 985
DQ Write 387
DQ Mixed 428
385% 600 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1438 1442 1442 1443 1441 1443 MB/s
Read 1,694
Write 1,428
Mixed 739
SusWrite 1,442
297% 1,325 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 51.8
193% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 886
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 455
387% 580 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1065 1062 1025 950 977 932 MB/s
Read 1,644
Write 1,125
Mixed 730
SusWrite 1,002
251% 1,125 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 45.2
149% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 603
DQ Write 382
DQ Mixed 441
342% 475 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 237 234 231 230 215 MB/s
Read 1746
Write 788
Mixed 667
SusWrite 246
189% 862 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 59.2
222% 86.8 MB/s
DQ Read 796
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 439
350% 505 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,401

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Excellent

2 years 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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