Average Bench: 226% (32nd of 964)

Based on 24,900 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 126.0% 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 433MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,838MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 102%. 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 367MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 769MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,900 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,268 Read 1,838 2,103
687 Write 1,245 1,453
583 Mixed 769 931
349 SusWrite 955 1,436
267% 1,202 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 4K Read 44.4 52.2
83.3 4K Write 134 183
42.8 4K Mixed 56.4 67.1
210% 78.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
369 DQ Read 978 1,274
253 DQ Write 367 409
299 DQ Mixed 433 477
383% 593 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1402 1425 1433 1373 1427 1195 MB/s
Read 2,102
Write 1418
Mixed 876
SusWrite 1376
322% 1443 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 65.6
252% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,244
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 442
425% 693 MB/s
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1286 1190 1206 1173 1157 1186 MB/s
Read 1,994
Write 1,411
Mixed 882
SusWrite 1,200
306% 1,372 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 63.2
239% 91 MB/s
DQ Read 1,224
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 466
434% 695 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 968 899 916 852 790 750 MB/s
Read 2,079
Write 1,253
Mixed 794
SusWrite 862
276% 1,247 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 62.2
237% 89.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 456
412% 648 MB/s
288GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 982 925 903 903 894 810 MB/s
Read 1,972
Write 1,286
Mixed 809
SusWrite 903
276% 1,242 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 58.8
210% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,091
DQ Write 379
DQ Mixed 448
406% 639 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 862 852 871 856 862 851 MB/s
Read 1,718
Write 1,149
Mixed 741
SusWrite 859
248% 1,117 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 60
220% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,135
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 449
407% 644 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 679 585 562 567 545 549 MB/s
Read 1,890
Write 1,079
Mixed 696
SusWrite 581
234% 1,062 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 48.7
175% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 691
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 470
358% 492 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 294 310 302 293 302 MB/s
Read 1,725
Write 737
Mixed 589
SusWrite 303
184% 839 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 43.1
156% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 790
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 372
314% 474 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 209 100 102 135 48 MB/s
Read 1,556
Write 1,083
Mixed 559
SusWrite 176
186% 843 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 54
173% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 469
368% 521 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 336 296 302 281 282 MB/s
Read 736
Write 511
Mixed 451
SusWrite 312
112% 503 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 53
202% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 459
358% 508 MB/s
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Desktop 114%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,524

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