Average Bench: 224% (72nd of 1058)

Based on 50,541 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 124.3% 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 430MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,049MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 141%. 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 347MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 736MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,541 samples)
Min Avg Max
863 Read 1,819 2,109
470 Write 1,152 1,444
466 Mixed 736 913
266 SusWrite 920 1,433
257% 1,157 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 47.2 52
59.1 4K Write 129 182
38.5 4K Mixed 55.6 67
211% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
534 DQ Read 1,049 1,275
129 DQ Write 347 408
221 DQ Mixed 430 487
388% 608 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
477GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1242 1243 1244 1244 1244 1244 MB/s
Read 1,397
Write 1,234
Mixed 806
SusWrite 1,244
263% 1,170 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 63.6
238% 88.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,269
DQ Write 413
DQ Mixed 493
455% 725 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 813 1208 1427 1459 932 516 MB/s
Read 1,878
Write 1,446
Mixed 731
SusWrite 1,059
285% 1,278 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.9
191% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,248
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 448
429% 700 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 439 403 402 381 352 MB/s
Read 1,623
Write 607
Mixed 664
SusWrite 408
181% 826 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 59.3
226% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,219
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 467
416% 654 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 751 731 551 349 281 224 MB/s
Read 1,189
Write 1,060
Mixed 654
SusWrite 481
189% 846 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 31.9
4K Mixed 26.5
86% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 209
152% 201 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 11,133 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,561

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 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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