Average Bench: 223% (62nd of 1037)

Based on 38,695 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 123.2% 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 436MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,028MB/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 355MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 749MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,093 Read 1,798 2,096
506 Write 1,188 1,450
484 Mixed 749 917
292 SusWrite 925 1,439
259% 1,165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.4 4K Read 45.1 51.9
66 4K Write 131 183
38.9 4K Mixed 55.8 66.7
209% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
526 DQ Read 1,028 1277
229 DQ Write 355 409
307 DQ Mixed 436 484
389% 606 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1344 1433 1388 1336 1228 976 MB/s
Read 2,116
Write 1,427
Mixed 820
SusWrite 1,284
314% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 59.8
246% 95.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,242
DQ Write 378
DQ Mixed 437
420% 686 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1465 1403 1332 1235 1126 1114 MB/s
Read 1,979
Write 1,384
Mixed 856
SusWrite 1,279
306% 1,374 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 61.4
237% 91.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,199
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 449
422% 681 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1300 1430 1431 1325 1303 911 MB/s
Read 1,722
Write 1,451
Mixed 740
SusWrite 1,283
291% 1,299 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 58.2
213% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 962
DQ Write 395
DQ Mixed 456
396% 604 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 359 360 372 347 339 MB/s
Read 1,793
Write 708
Mixed 651
SusWrite 362
193% 879 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 48.4
175% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,160
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 452
394% 614 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 594 537 479 438 387 310 MB/s
Read 1,593
Write 1,021
Mixed 648
SusWrite 457
206% 930 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 50.5
182% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 217
281% 528 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1025 1049 1053 1080 1041 1000 MB/s
Read 1,110
Write 1,076
Mixed 588
SusWrite 1,041
214% 954 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 38.3
141% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 51.8
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 65.8
62% 93.7 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 5,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,492

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Excellent

19 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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