Average Bench: 220% (57th of 1021)

Based on 38,769 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 120.0% 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 428MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,042MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 139%. 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 745MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,769 samples)
Min Avg Max
991 Read 1,782 2,107
565 Write 1,182 1,444
495 Mixed 745 917
294 SusWrite 882 1,423
255% 1,148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.3 4K Read 45.3 52.6
56 4K Write 131 188
37.3 4K Mixed 55.5 67.3
209% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
526 DQ Read 1,042 1,276
129 DQ Write 347 411
212 DQ Mixed 428 492
386% 606 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1424 1412 1372 1351 1370 1111 MB/s
Read 1,895
Write 1,413
Mixed 875
SusWrite 1340
309% 1,381 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 56.1
221% 85.3 MB/s
DQ Read 966
DQ Write 405
DQ Mixed 462
401% 611 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1447 1433 1164 560 660 694 MB/s
Read 2,004
Write 1,439
Mixed 790
SusWrite 993
291% 1,306 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 61
233% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,267
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 448
431% 706 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1038 934 894 897 896 907 MB/s
Read 1939
Write 1,305
Mixed 790
SusWrite 927
276% 1,240 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 62.8
232% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,274
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 461
437% 710 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 950 1024 1038 1074 1084 1079 MB/s
Read 1328
Write 1,085
Mixed 840
SusWrite 1,042
241% 1,074 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 63
214% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 832
DQ Mixed 778
613% 850 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 875 616 179 644 1028 1273 MB/s
Read 1,416
Write 280
Mixed 487
SusWrite 769
162% 738 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 49.3
186% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 831
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 459
358% 510 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 281 287 307 302 305 MB/s
Read 1,619
Write 482
Mixed 616
SusWrite 298
165% 754 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 52.5
202% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,152
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 450
400% 627 MB/s
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Desktop 110%
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Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,516

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Excellent

15 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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