Average Bench: 199% (39th of 959)

Based on 20,623 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 99.1% 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 351MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,757MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 99.6%. 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 285MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 622MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,623 samples)
Min Avg Max
743 Read 1,757 2,083
462 Write 805 924
440 Mixed 625 741
246 SusWrite 622 909
210% 953 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 4K Read 46.8 52.6
77.9 4K Write 138 190
39.2 4K Mixed 52.5 61.5
211% 79.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
359 DQ Read 923 1,095
194 DQ Write 285 327
149 DQ Mixed 351 388
325% 519 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 895 838 841 836 798 758 MB/s
Read 2,070
Write 911
Mixed 680
SusWrite 828
247% 1,122 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 62.5
263% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,058
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 372
357% 584 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 912 898 872 903 910 892 MB/s
Read 2073
Write 919
Mixed 717
SusWrite 898
254% 1,152 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 56.4
222% 82.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,082
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 385
367% 598 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 697 623 598 589 576 570 MB/s
Read 1,998
Write 852
Mixed 585
SusWrite 609
222% 1,011 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 51.1
195% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 838
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 383
334% 512 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 864 898 858 527 394 233 MB/s
Read 1,520
Write 911
Mixed 655
SusWrite 629
206% 929 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 52.4
179% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,046
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 374
356% 579 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 561 532 536 532 526 521 MB/s
Read 1602
Write 812
Mixed 625
SusWrite 535
197% 893 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 46.9
212% 83 MB/s
DQ Read 670
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 254
231% 368 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 474 476 473 446 423 MB/s
Read 1569
Write 840
Mixed 557
SusWrite 461
189% 857 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 45.4
171% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,044
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 366
342% 555 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 10,878 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,408

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