Average Bench: 227% (49th of 1011)

Based on 35,326 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 127.1% 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 423MB/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 137%. 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 357MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 760MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,326 samples)
Min Avg Max
1134 Read 1,813 2,111
559 Write 1,204 1,450
525 Mixed 760 938
271 SusWrite 950 1,431
263% 1,182 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.2 4K Read 45.7 52.5
64.2 4K Write 138 192
37 4K Mixed 56.5 68.1
215% 80.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 1,035 1,279
221 DQ Write 357 410
162 DQ Mixed 423 490
384% 605 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
331GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1434 1438 1438 1439 1440 1439 MB/s
Read 2,093
Write 1,425
Mixed 840
SusWrite 1,438
323% 1,449 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 63.5
231% 84.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,277
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 453
435% 710 MB/s
281GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1423 1457 1457 1458 1458 1457 MB/s
Read 2,036
Write 1,456
Mixed 920
SusWrite 1,452
327% 1,466 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 64.3
242% 90.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 457
412% 645 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1176 1136 1147 1169 1173 1168 MB/s
Read 2,062
Write 1,287
Mixed 764
SusWrite 1,162
293% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 64.1
240% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,267
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 438
423% 693 MB/s
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1210 1437 1431 1435 1393 853 MB/s
Read 2,051
Write 1,436
Mixed 804
SusWrite 1,293
311% 1,396 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 57.9
205% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,070
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 448
408% 643 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1118 1117 1139 1161 1016 703 MB/s
Read 1,824
Write 1,217
Mixed 784
SusWrite 1,042
271% 1,217 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 54.4
195% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 48.1
DQ Write 383
DQ Mixed 61.3
93% 164 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 830 700 588 531 517 518 MB/s
Read 2,080
Write 1025
Mixed 838
SusWrite 614
251% 1,139 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 63
179% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 52.7
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 197
155% 205 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 18,470 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,443

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Excellent

8 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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