Average Bench: 200% (85th of 1058)

Based on 37,162 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 100.2% 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 359MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,761MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 108%. 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 282MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 640MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,162 samples)
Min Avg Max
950 Read 1,761 2,085
320 Write 806 926
426 Mixed 640 793
199 SusWrite 649 915
213% 964 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.6 4K Read 46.3 52
64.2 4K Write 129 177
37.5 4K Mixed 51.9 60.7
205% 75.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
545 DQ Read 969 1,094
144 DQ Write 282 328
240 DQ Mixed 359 397
334% 537 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 904 906 904 905 834 819 MB/s
Read 2,034
Write 916
Mixed 706
SusWrite 879
250% 1,134 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 58.2
230% 86.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,052
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 387
364% 587 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 897 895 866 856 891 652 MB/s
Read 2,029
Write 909
Mixed 721
SusWrite 843
248% 1,126 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 56
219% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,053
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 382
361% 585 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 853 828 790 767 774 777 MB/s
Read 1,944
Write 914
Mixed 726
SusWrite 798
242% 1,096 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 55.6
216% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,087
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 399
374% 604 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 486 426 417 379 328 MB/s
Read 2,064
Write 804
Mixed 607
SusWrite 428
214% 976 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 57.3
222% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,096
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 383
360% 584 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 532 490 497 495 463 476 MB/s
Read 1,911
Write 723
Mixed 660
SusWrite 492
208% 946 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 57.5
227% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 1,081
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 376
352% 571 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 561 547 523 504 450 406 MB/s
Read 1865
Write 880
Mixed 633
SusWrite 499
213% 969 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 53.1
196% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 927
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 172
238% 456 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 242 245 235 232 227 MB/s
Read 1,245
Write 632
Mixed 528
SusWrite 251
146% 664 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 57.4
229% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,046
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 344
328% 538 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 11,705 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,450

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