Average Bench: 227% (69th of 1058)

Based on 47,162 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 126.6% 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 1,060MB/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 349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 752MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,162 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,173 Read 1,820 2,106
534 Write 1,194 1,448
501 Mixed 752 935
322 SusWrite 961 1,442
263% 1,182 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33 4K Read 45.9 52.1
63.8 4K Write 127 184
38.7 4K Mixed 55.9 67.7
208% 76.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
510 DQ Read 1,060 1,276
132 DQ Write 349 409
240 DQ Mixed 434 484
391% 614 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
268GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1428 1425 1428 1429 1430 1430 MB/s
Read 2,059
Write 1,421
Mixed 941
SusWrite 1,428
326% 1,462 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 63.9
244% 92.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,148
DQ Write 405
DQ Mixed 468
427% 674 MB/s
445GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1412 1418 1414 1410 1408 1413 MB/s
Read 1,990
Write 1,388
Mixed 883
SusWrite 1,412
317% 1,418 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 62.8
240% 90.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 412
DQ Mixed 480
449% 722 MB/s
476GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1426 1453 1450 1448 1449 1448 MB/s
Read 1,979
Write 1,346
Mixed 784
SusWrite 1,446
310% 1,389 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 43.1
158% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 663
DQ Write 401
DQ Mixed 491
376% 518 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 973 915 922 896 880 858 MB/s
Read 2,062
Write 1,237
Mixed 777
SusWrite 907
276% 1,246 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 57.8
216% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,016
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 446
389% 599 MB/s
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 932 871 847 770 711 MB/s
Read 1,777
Write 1,345
Mixed 793
SusWrite 837
264% 1,188 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 49.1
172% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 810
DQ Write 385
DQ Mixed 443
370% 546 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 292 282 288 244 186 MB/s
Read 922
Write 855
Mixed 396
SusWrite 272
136% 611 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 30.5
92% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 774
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 415
331% 477 MB/s
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Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,393

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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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