Average Bench: 225% (56th of 1016)

Based on 38,216 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 124.8% 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 413MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,812MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 149%. 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 751MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
724 Read 1,812 2,116
542 Write 1,197 1,450
474 Mixed 751 935
292 SusWrite 948 1,439
262% 1,177 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.2 4K Read 47.2 52.4
57.5 4K Write 132 187
36.3 4K Mixed 55.6 67.4
212% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
244 DQ Read 995 1,277
162 DQ Write 351 411
112 DQ Mixed 413 488
373% 586 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1449 1450 1440 1453 1453 1449 MB/s
Read 1957
Write 1,444
Mixed 906
SusWrite 1,449
322% 1,439 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 62.4
237% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 976
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 440
391% 604 MB/s
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1392 1417 1421 1433 1428 1222 MB/s
Read 1,965
Write 1,425
Mixed 840
SusWrite 1,386
314% 1,404 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 56.9
223% 86.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,254
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 458
434% 703 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1380 1411 1411 1406 1021 902 MB/s
Read 1,912
Write 1,422
Mixed 852
SusWrite 1,255
304% 1,360 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 46.8
211% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,210
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 427
410% 668 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 913 1040 1079 1183 1216 1098 MB/s
Read 1,337
Write 1,088
Mixed 709
SusWrite 1,088
237% 1,056 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 36.1
143% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 830
DQ Write 414
DQ Mixed 510
408% 584 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 221 249 192 202 200 MB/s
Read 510
Write 298
Mixed 317
SusWrite 223
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 28
4K Mixed 23.9
89% 26.8 MB/s
DQ Read 735
DQ Write 53.8
DQ Mixed 128
160% 306 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,484

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 Comments

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Excellent

11 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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