Average Bench: 224% (70th of 1058)

Based on 57,496 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 124.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 432MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,031MB/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 352MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 757MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,496 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,190 Read 1,800 2,105
513 Write 1,200 1,448
509 Mixed 757 943
279 SusWrite 960 1,434
262% 1,179 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 4K Read 46.8 53.3
59.8 4K Write 125 201
37.4 4K Mixed 54.5 68.9
207% 75.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
511 DQ Read 1,031 1,278
145 DQ Write 352 411
244 DQ Mixed 432 493
387% 605 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 32 34 34 35 MB/s
Read 3,104
Write 35.6
Mixed 69.6
SusWrite 32.2
169% 810 MB/s
4K Read 397
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 4.7
609% 135 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1429 1421 1430 1432 1434 1430 MB/s
Read 2,037
Write 1,413
Mixed 766
SusWrite 1,429
315% 1,411 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 68
257% 99.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,271
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 447
432% 708 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1389 1378 1241 1149 1062 843 MB/s
Read 2,147
Write 1,431
Mixed 917
SusWrite 1177
316% 1,418 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 67.7
268% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,112
DQ Write 388
DQ Mixed 442
408% 647 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1285 1221 1173 1177 1179 1169 MB/s
Read 2,096
Write 1,394
Mixed 859
SusWrite 1,200
309% 1,387 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 62.2
230% 85.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,045
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 452
405% 631 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1308 1288 1292 1244 883 768 MB/s
Read 1,961
Write 1,345
Mixed 815
SusWrite 1,131
292% 1,313 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 42.9
4K Mixed 38.5
138% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,269
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 229
285% 539 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 393 390 382 399 391 MB/s
Read 1,848
Write 1,448
Mixed 737
SusWrite 402
246% 1,109 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 60.3
220% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,267
DQ Write 409
DQ Mixed 454
436% 710 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 370 359 374 360 343 MB/s
Read 1,797
Write 909
Mixed 618
SusWrite 360
202% 921 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 53.5
204% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,197
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 452
404% 637 MB/s
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Gaming 90%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,162

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 Comments

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Excellent

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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