Average Bench: 225% (43rd of 1003)

Based on 38,356 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 124.7% 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 434MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,799MB/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 365MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 749MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
754 Read 1,799 2,113
560 Write 1,211 1,449
489 Mixed 749 927
301 SusWrite 939 1,434
261% 1,174 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 46.7 52.2
81 4K Write 135 189
42 4K Mixed 56.2 67.6
214% 79.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
449 DQ Read 992 1,277
238 DQ Write 365 410
275 DQ Mixed 434 488
385% 597 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
477GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1437 1455 1456 1459 1458 1019 MB/s
Read 2,110
Write 1,449
Mixed 1,063
SusWrite 1,380
335% 1,501 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 65
251% 95 MB/s
DQ Read 1,280
DQ Write 422
DQ Mixed 496
459% 733 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1415 1416 1404 1414 1416 1399 MB/s
Read 2,001
Write 1,407
Mixed 855
SusWrite 1,410
317% 1,418 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 49.8
173% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 820
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 445
362% 528 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 858 787 752 762 743 742 MB/s
Read 1,387
Write 1,075
Mixed 679
SusWrite 774
218% 979 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 59.8
216% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,224
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 462
423% 675 MB/s
268GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1388 1361 780 480 378 480 MB/s
Read 1,484
Write 1,150
Mixed 736
SusWrite 811
233% 1,045 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 45
158% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 446
386% 586 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 607 606 606 606 606 606 MB/s
Read 680
Write 572
Mixed 485
SusWrite 606
132% 586 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.9
188% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 766
DQ Write 415
DQ Mixed 458
376% 546 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 528 713 654 604 538 488 MB/s
Read 939
Write 735
Mixed 455
SusWrite 588
152% 679 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 50.3
156% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 545
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 455
334% 443 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 16,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,413

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4 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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