Average Bench: 200% (66th of 1011)

Based on 30,097 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 355MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,747MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 100%. 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 287MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 633MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
761 Read 1,747 2,086
410 Write 804 924
442 Mixed 637 750
249 SusWrite 633 909
211% 955 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 4K Read 47 52.4
78.2 4K Write 137 187
38.4 4K Mixed 52.6 61.2
211% 78.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
431 DQ Read 927 1,095
195 DQ Write 287 328
229 DQ Mixed 355 389
328% 523 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 896 896 878 880 868 861 MB/s
Read 2,092
Write 911
Mixed 729
SusWrite 880
254% 1,153 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 58.7
228% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,054
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 375
358% 584 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 861 840 843 790 791 791 MB/s
Read 2,056
Write 922
Mixed 672
SusWrite 819
246% 1,117 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 59
235% 88.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,098
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 380
366% 601 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 917 915 914 913 915 913 MB/s
Read 2,051
Write 922
Mixed 690
SusWrite 914
253% 1,144 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.7
194% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,054
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 373
357% 583 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 901 843 774 718 651 606 MB/s
Read 2,010
Write 913
Mixed 745
SusWrite 749
244% 1,104 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 54.5
206% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 1,040
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 374
356% 579 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 912 913 915 910 848 582 MB/s
Read 1,374
Write 922
Mixed 621
SusWrite 847
210% 941 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 65.7
4K Mixed 35.7
122% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 336
251% 336 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 524 577 557 553 562 MB/s
Read 636
Write 568
Mixed 421
SusWrite 525
121% 537 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 47.9
172% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 536
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 382
297% 413 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 18,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,287

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