Average Bench: 128% (151st of 1026)

Based on 2,312 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZHPU256HCGL-00000, SAMSUNG MZHPU256HCGL-00004, SAMSUNG MZHPU256HCGL-00005

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 27.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 205MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 924MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB is 71.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 225MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 442MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,312 samples)
Min Avg Max
613 Read 924 1,087
476 Write 658 774
359 Mixed 442 529
316 SusWrite 594 783
146% 655 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 28.9 36.2
36.6 4K Write 76.5 119
16.6 4K Mixed 35.6 48.5
130% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
172 DQ Read 428 484
140 DQ Write 225 261
119 DQ Mixed 205 240
185% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM6601Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 755 738 759 759 750 724 MB/s
Read 1,046
Write 782
Mixed 518
SusWrite 748
173% 773 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 48.5
179% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 479
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 245
212% 321 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: UXM6501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 727 757 771 767 763 751 MB/s
Read 1,042
Write 695
Mixed 554
SusWrite 756
170% 762 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 45.1
159% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 468
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 215
200% 316 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: UXM6601Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 784 782 775 774 745 702 MB/s
Read 936
Write 737
Mixed 464
SusWrite 760
162% 724 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 44.7
171% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 480
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 230
204% 315 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM6601Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 696 700 685 663 609 665 MB/s
Read 965
Write 705
Mixed 447
SusWrite 670
156% 697 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 36.8
127% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 467
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 238
207% 314 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,417,292 SSDs tested.

Typical XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 2,284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

System: Asus G751JY

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