Average Bench: 200% (70th of 1026)

Based on 28,228 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 100.3% 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 359MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,774MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 113%. 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 283MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 631MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,228 samples)
Min Avg Max
911 Read 1,774 2,085
459 Write 796 927
421 Mixed 631 756
201 SusWrite 634 913
211% 959 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.8 4K Read 48.9 52.5
48.3 4K Write 132 184
33.4 4K Mixed 51.2 61.5
209% 77.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
621 DQ Read 970 1,095
171 DQ Write 283 328
233 DQ Mixed 359 394
334% 537 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 909 881 843 451 396 389 MB/s
Read 2,033
Write 917
Mixed 743
SusWrite 645
239% 1,085 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 58.9
244% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,048
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 372
354% 577 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 894 826 640 449 363 326 MB/s
Read 2,054
Write 887
Mixed 680
SusWrite 583
231% 1,051 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 57.2
232% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,041
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 381
359% 580 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 869 901 877 846 826 608 MB/s
Read 1,872
Write 918
Mixed 694
SusWrite 821
238% 1,076 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 53
196% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 871
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 374
335% 522 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 385 405 382 385 400 MB/s
Read 1,515
Write 930
Mixed 694
SusWrite 407
196% 886 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 53.1
225% 91.7 MB/s
DQ Read 46.3
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 56.7
68% 112 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 175 163 141 149 262 MB/s
Read 1,551
Write 351
Mixed 512
SusWrite 177
141% 648 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 42.1
154% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 733
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 332
279% 422 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 522 622 413 523 504 455 MB/s
Read 1,214
Write 713
Mixed 473
SusWrite 506
161% 727 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 46
4K Mixed 20.2
82% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 574
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 369
296% 421 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 23,438 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,176

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