Average Bench: 203% (67th of 1016)

Based on 27,523 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe Samsung SSD 950, Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 103.1% 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 364MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,796MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 96.3%. 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 290MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 645MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,523 samples)
Min Avg Max
989 Read 1,796 2,094
508 Write 822 927
459 Mixed 646 775
251 SusWrite 645 912
216% 977 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.8 4K Read 46.1 52.4
84.4 4K Write 137 183
40.3 4K Mixed 53.1 61
210% 78.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
597 DQ Read 966 1,096
190 DQ Write 290 329
262 DQ Mixed 364 395
337% 540 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 639 638 635 632 627 621 MB/s
Read 2,081
Write 833
Mixed 710
SusWrite 632
234% 1,064 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 61.7
259% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,042
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 368
351% 571 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 786 666 787 741 722 705 MB/s
Read 1,985
Write 904
Mixed 734
SusWrite 734
240% 1,089 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 57.8
237% 90.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1051
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 382
360% 582 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 833 809 822 789 752 735 MB/s
Read 2,044
Write 922
Mixed 708
SusWrite 790
246% 1,116 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 57
224% 83.8 MB/s
DQ Read 862
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 396
343% 524 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 900 896 894 901 903 898 MB/s
Read 1,793
Write 898
Mixed 684
SusWrite 898
237% 1,068 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 52.4
207% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,094
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 386
370% 603 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 831 809 776 756 651 589 MB/s
Read 1784
Write 886
Mixed 671
SusWrite 735
225% 1,019 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 54.1
240% 99 MB/s
DQ Read 1,054
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 375
358% 582 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 116 386 388 392 390 MB/s
Read 288
Write 300
Mixed 301
SusWrite 309
68% 300 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 22.7
4K Mixed 12.8
62% 19.2 MB/s
DQ Read 422
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 101
118% 212 MB/s
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Typical 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 20,482 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,183

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