Average Bench: 198% (79th of 1040)

Based on 31,806 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 98.2% 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 356MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,760MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 110%. 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 279MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 634MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,806 samples)
Min Avg Max
739 Read 1,760 2,087
477 Write 801 926
439 Mixed 634 766
279 SusWrite 634 914
211% 957 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33 4K Read 46.4 51.8
61.6 4K Write 128 175
37.3 4K Mixed 51.3 60
204% 75.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
497 DQ Read 955 1,095
147 DQ Write 279 328
204 DQ Mixed 356 392
330% 530 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 686 860 795 772 721 612 MB/s
Read 2,069
Write 912
Mixed 755
SusWrite 741
247% 1,119 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 58.6
249% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,053
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 384
362% 587 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 923 921 916 909 909 900 MB/s
Read 2,049
Write 910
Mixed 750
SusWrite 913
255% 1,156 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 56.1
215% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 360
330% 523 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 869 856 860 872 871 881 MB/s
Read 1974
Write 903
Mixed 743
SusWrite 868
248% 1,122 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 54.3
207% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 361
352% 582 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 908 906 867 841 875 817 MB/s
Read 1,969
Write 925
Mixed 734
SusWrite 869
248% 1,124 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 53.6
200% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 869
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 392
345% 531 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 523 460 424 401 394 425 MB/s
Read 1,644
Write 793
Mixed 657
SusWrite 438
195% 883 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 62
256% 98.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 372
354% 579 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 8,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,298

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