Average Bench: 203% (63rd of 1011)

Based on 25,170 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 102.5% 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 1,769MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 99%. 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 294MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 651MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
744 Read 1,769 2,085
541 Write 833 926
452 Mixed 651 753
323 SusWrite 655 908
216% 977 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.1 4K Read 46.6 52
80.5 4K Write 137 183
39 4K Mixed 53.4 60.9
212% 79 MB/s
Min Avg Max
406 DQ Read 938 1,096
208 DQ Write 294 329
212 DQ Mixed 358 393
331% 530 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 905 901 882 913 913 913 MB/s
Read 2,070
Write 922
Mixed 686
SusWrite 904
253% 1,146 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 59.8
242% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1054
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 381
361% 586 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 917 920 918 917 916 887 MB/s
Read 1,938
Write 918
Mixed 758
SusWrite 912
250% 1,131 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 55.8
214% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,085
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 383
366% 597 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 858 900 904 903 901 904 MB/s
Read 1698
Write 918
Mixed 670
SusWrite 895
232% 1,045 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 48.8
178% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,025
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 373
354% 573 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 906 901 905 905 907 905 MB/s
Read 1,754
Write 919
Mixed 718
SusWrite 905
238% 1,074 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 45.5
163% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 755
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 377
322% 485 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 309 313 314 293 283 305 MB/s
Read 1,232
Write 681
Mixed 585
SusWrite 303
155% 700 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 50.5
198% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 875
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 365
317% 489 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 17,889 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,302

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