Average Bench: 196% (91st of 1058)

Based on 38,868 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 95.7% 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. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 954MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 115%. 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 281MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 620MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
708 Read 1,698 2,081
322 Write 783 929
406 Mixed 622 761
180 SusWrite 620 916
205% 931 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.1 4K Read 48.3 52.5
58.7 4K Write 129 194
34.3 4K Mixed 50.9 61
207% 76.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
505 DQ Read 954 1,093
165 DQ Write 281 330
200 DQ Mixed 356 394
331% 530 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 873 902 902 898 902 872 MB/s
Read 1,991
Write 919
Mixed 658
SusWrite 892
246% 1115 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 55.9
223% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 376
364% 599 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 910 902 900 898 904 903 MB/s
Read 2,027
Write 912
Mixed 724
SusWrite 903
252% 1,141 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 44.4
179% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,039
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 372
355% 578 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 877 881 858 841 805 723 MB/s
Read 1,856
Write 909
Mixed 721
SusWrite 831
239% 1,079 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 52.1
205% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,091
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 375
364% 598 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 394 405 396 391 387 MB/s
Read 1,990
Write 779
Mixed 589
SusWrite 403
206% 941 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 56.2
224% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,050
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 372
347% 560 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 671 625 609 585 570 541 MB/s
Read 1302
Write 859
Mixed 574
SusWrite 600
185% 834 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 45.3
164% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 802
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 372
320% 487 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 14,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,181

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