Average Bench: 199% (54th of 1000)

Based on 24,790 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 98.9% 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 358MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,723MB/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 289MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 640MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,790 samples)
Min Avg Max
727 Read 1,723 2,090
536 Write 823 927
431 Mixed 640 746
319 SusWrite 650 913
212% 959 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 4K Read 45.2 52.5
76.8 4K Write 136 187
38.2 4K Mixed 52.5 61.1
208% 77.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
360 DQ Read 930 1,095
198 DQ Write 289 328
234 DQ Mixed 358 392
330% 525 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 901 899 899 904 901 867 MB/s
Read 2,069
Write 910
Mixed 665
SusWrite 895
250% 1,135 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 61.1
256% 99.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,053
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 372
357% 582 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 905 903 901 903 904 864 MB/s
Read 1918
Write 899
Mixed 722
SusWrite 897
245% 1,109 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 55
210% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,050
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 377
359% 584 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 634 881 901 742 500 468 MB/s
Read 2,052
Write 910
Mixed 729
SusWrite 688
241% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 55.7
217% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,047
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 379
359% 582 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 510 508 484 478 478 455 MB/s
Read 2,086
Write 829
Mixed 619
SusWrite 486
220% 1,005 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 60.7
246% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 372
355% 581 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 583 548 562 547 536 546 MB/s
Read 1,993
Write 840
Mixed 690
SusWrite 554
224% 1,019 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 52.7
196% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1036
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 368
343% 554 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 567 567 548 557 549 533 MB/s
Read 1,777
Write 812
Mixed 596
SusWrite 554
206% 935 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 47.8
162% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 803
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 364
314% 480 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 15,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,429

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