Average Bench: 221% (42nd of 991)

Based on 28,382 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 121.4% 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 430MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,773MB/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 360MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 748MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,382 samples)
Min Avg Max
736 Read 1,773 2,102
549 Write 1,202 1,444
475 Mixed 748 938
333 SusWrite 924 1,431
259% 1,162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.6 4K Read 43.9 52.4
78.5 4K Write 135 190
41.6 4K Mixed 56.1 67.6
210% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
328 DQ Read 978 1,279
240 DQ Write 360 410
250 DQ Mixed 430 483
381% 589 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1365 1356 1360 1337 1248 626 MB/s
Read 1,984
Write 1400
Mixed 850
SusWrite 1,215
304% 1,362 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 60
221% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,277
DQ Write 406
DQ Mixed 456
437% 713 MB/s
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1082 1089 1157 1166 1141 1128 MB/s
Read 1,996
Write 1,314
Mixed 770
SusWrite 1127
290% 1,302 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 63.3
244% 93.7 MB/s
DQ Read 759
DQ Write 385
DQ Mixed 335
312% 493 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 867 834 838 834 842 838 MB/s
Read 2072
Write 1,420
Mixed 792
SusWrite 842
284% 1,282 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 64.5
253% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,281
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 449
433% 708 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 886 1039 994 841 602 603 MB/s
Read 2,060
Write 1,318
Mixed 725
SusWrite 827
273% 1,233 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 60.1
225% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 1,229
DQ Write 380
DQ Mixed 434
417% 681 MB/s
307GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 964 1153 1337 640 182 173 MB/s
Read 1,944
Write 1,424
Mixed 846
SusWrite 742
275% 1,239 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 64.3
235% 88.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1184
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 464
428% 682 MB/s
307GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1162 1387 518 82 48 91 MB/s
Read 1,956
Write 1,402
Mixed 793
SusWrite 548
260% 1,175 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 62.2
236% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,203
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 461
429% 687 MB/s
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 658 574 580 576 567 558 MB/s
Read 1,934
Write 1,041
Mixed 648
SusWrite 585
232% 1,052 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 47.4
179% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 797
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 455
362% 519 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 14,069 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,671

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Excellent

18 days 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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