Average Bench: 224% (50th of 1011)

Based on 37,528 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 124.1% 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 425MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,035MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 133%. 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 752MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,528 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,173 Read 1,806 2,113
495 Write 1,183 1,442
518 Mixed 752 927
302 SusWrite 918 1,429
259% 1,165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.2 4K Read 44.4 52.2
70.8 4K Write 138 193
40 4K Mixed 56.3 67.5
213% 79.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
419 DQ Read 1,035 1,278
233 DQ Write 358 411
194 DQ Mixed 425 494
385% 606 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1181 1392 1347 1362 1418 1234 MB/s
Read 2,133
Write 1,398
Mixed 841
SusWrite 1,322
317% 1,424 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 67.9
264% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,241
DQ Write 389
DQ Mixed 445
425% 692 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1383 1418 1313 1304 1173 1203 MB/s
Read 2,116
Write 1,424
Mixed 888
SusWrite 1299
319% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 66.9
259% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,229
DQ Write 392
DQ Mixed 442
422% 688 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1380 1398 1415 1415 1415 1415 MB/s
Read 2,112
Write 1,406
Mixed 820
SusWrite 1,406
320% 1,436 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 67.2
262% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 51.8
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 67.1
66% 101 MB/s
344GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1430 1428 1119 584 573 683 MB/s
Read 2026
Write 1,437
Mixed 888
SusWrite 970
296% 1,330 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 61.7
235% 87.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,250
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 487
449% 716 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 913 876 853 763 489 458 MB/s
Read 1,886
Write 1,320
Mixed 788
SusWrite 725
262% 1,180 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 66.4
258% 99 MB/s
DQ Read 1,257
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 422
410% 675 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 964 874 950 912 891 859 MB/s
Read 2,097
Write 1,287
Mixed 800
SusWrite 908
282% 1,273 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 60.4
217% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 589
DQ Write 386
DQ Mixed 308
278% 428 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 697 339 358 327 325 315 MB/s
Read 2,019
Write 1,051
Mixed 737
SusWrite 394
231% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 62.6
240% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,223
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 442
411% 663 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 19,433 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,338

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 Comments

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Excellent

10 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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