Average Bench: 200% (87th of 1058)

Based on 38,893 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 99.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 354MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,766MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 109%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 280MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 630MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,893 samples)
Min Avg Max
917 Read 1,766 2,093
387 Write 796 925
426 Mixed 632 763
231 SusWrite 630 908
211% 956 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 4K Read 47 52.5
59.8 4K Write 131 186
36.3 4K Mixed 51.8 60.9
207% 76.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
560 DQ Read 964 1,094
152 DQ Write 280 328
193 DQ Mixed 354 393
331% 533 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: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 901 878 873 853 839 841 MB/s
Read 2,018
Write 916
Mixed 729
SusWrite 864
250% 1,132 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 207
4K Mixed 60.3
262% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,084
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 378
364% 596 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 900 907 892 869 847 681 MB/s
Read 2,072
Write 911
Mixed 775
SusWrite 849
254% 1,152 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 60.8
249% 97.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,083
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 378
365% 598 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 899 888 864 832 809 624 MB/s
Read 2,051
Write 912
Mixed 720
SusWrite 819
248% 1,126 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 59.9
247% 95.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,092
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 373
363% 597 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 905 836 854 768 688 680 MB/s
Read 2,062
Write 931
Mixed 786
SusWrite 788
252% 1,142 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 60.5
247% 95.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,088
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 395
374% 605 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 919 914 835 825 823 786 MB/s
Read 2060
Write 927
Mixed 749
SusWrite 850
253% 1,146 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 54.2
202% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,052
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 377
359% 585 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 900 868 827 777 488 396 MB/s
Read 2058
Write 916
Mixed 726
SusWrite 709
243% 1,102 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 58
222% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,085
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 377
364% 596 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: BXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 925 920 890 894 913 892 MB/s
Read 1,855
Write 923
Mixed 744
SusWrite 906
245% 1,107 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 52.4
206% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1097
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 387
370% 603 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 748 672 649 636 601 597 MB/s
Read 1,824
Write 887
Mixed 636
SusWrite 650
220% 1,000 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 49
183% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 381
325% 490 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 13,107 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,398

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