Average Bench: 203% (85th of 1058)

Based on 38,416 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 103.0% 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 357MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,806MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 111%. 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 277MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 629MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,416 samples)
Min Avg Max
866 Read 1,806 2,091
460 Write 793 926
406 Mixed 629 782
213 SusWrite 633 916
213% 965 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.1 4K Read 55 51.9
52.1 4K Write 126 173
34.2 4K Mixed 51.2 60.4
216% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
563 DQ Read 961 1,095
139 DQ Write 277 329
229 DQ Mixed 357 392
331% 532 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 912 914 899 906 894 815 MB/s
Read 2,063
Write 919
Mixed 724
SusWrite 890
254% 1149 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 57.2
223% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,090
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 372
362% 596 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 550 505 513 511 495 465 MB/s
Read 2,124
Write 823
Mixed 693
SusWrite 507
227% 1,037 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 62.2
257% 99.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,086
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 377
356% 580 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 897 885 911 809 826 770 MB/s
Read 2,075
Write 928
Mixed 712
SusWrite 850
252% 1,141 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 54.7
204% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 901
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 360
320% 502 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 588 514 511 469 499 481 MB/s
Read 2,002
Write 882
Mixed 690
SusWrite 510
224% 1,021 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 56.1
221% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 824
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 379
327% 498 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 254 263 247 244 235 MB/s
Read 1,955
Write 807
Mixed 605
SusWrite 261
198% 907 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 47.5
178% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,090
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 377
352% 571 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 266 240 213 244 230 MB/s
Read 644
Write 441
Mixed 400
SusWrite 246
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 52.5
190% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 375
312% 466 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 10,624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,384

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