Average Bench: 222% (43rd of 996)

Based on 30,853 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 121.9% 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 421MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,794MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 137%. 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 354MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 741MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,853 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,201 Read 1,794 2,105
430 Write 1,189 1,446
474 Mixed 741 915
258 SusWrite 924 1,429
258% 1,162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.9 4K Read 46.4 52.1
71.3 4K Write 134 191
38.9 4K Mixed 55.4 67.2
212% 78.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
185 DQ Read 954 1,277
205 DQ Write 354 411
225 DQ Mixed 421 483
373% 576 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1000 1411 1424 1429 1433 1435 MB/s
Read 1,859
Write 1,427
Mixed 725
SusWrite 1,356
300% 1,342 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 57.5
231% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,277
DQ Write 401
DQ Mixed 452
434% 710 MB/s
253GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1149 838 836 838 839 830 MB/s
Read 2,049
Write 1,422
Mixed 793
SusWrite 888
286% 1,288 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 64.2
244% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,263
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 451
432% 704 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1100 1113 1008 985 908 902 MB/s
Read 1,991
Write 1,281
Mixed 856
SusWrite 1,003
285% 1,283 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 58.2
206% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 896
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 453
378% 563 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1086 1028 987 932 905 903 MB/s
Read 1,553
Write 1,324
Mixed 712
SusWrite 974
255% 1,141 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 58.6
218% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,224
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 434
415% 677 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 782 772 740 767 747 725 MB/s
Read 1,938
Write 1,251
Mixed 721
SusWrite 755
259% 1,167 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 50.2
176% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 761
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 452
362% 520 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 917 696 309 307 299 304 MB/s
Read 1,378
Write 1,020
Mixed 692
SusWrite 472
198% 891 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 56.3
200% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 624
DQ Write 376
DQ Mixed 449
348% 483 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 15,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $1,312

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2 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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