Average Bench: 223% (80th of 1071)

Based on 54,978 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 123.4% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 426MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,062MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 146%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 347MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 749MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 54,978 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,202 Read 1,819 2,099
431 Write 1,192 1,451
460 Mixed 749 926
185 SusWrite 940 1,439
261% 1,175 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 4K Read 44.8 53.2
39.3 4K Write 126 199
31.2 4K Mixed 54.4 69.3
204% 75.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
523 DQ Read 1,062 1,277
118 DQ Write 347 411
187 DQ Mixed 426 492
387% 612 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 758 892 841 839 808 797 MB/s
Read 2,006
Write 1,266
Mixed 893
SusWrite 822
277% 1,247 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 57
205% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,015
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 465
401% 612 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 971 941 916 959 929 882 MB/s
Read 1,771
Write 1,212
Mixed 704
SusWrite 933
257% 1,155 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 49.9
173% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 931
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 454
386% 580 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 701 505 481 489 477 461 MB/s
Read 1564
Write 1,074
Mixed 699
SusWrite 519
214% 964 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 46.7
163% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 862
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 448
371% 548 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,157,602 SSDs tested.


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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 4,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $983

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3 years 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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