Average Bench: 129% (142nd of 1016)

Based on 1,892 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZHPU256HCGL-00000, SAMSUNG MZHPU256HCGL-00004, SAMSUNG MZHPU256HCGL-00005

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 28.5% 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 942MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB is 76.2%. 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 223MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 442MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,892 samples)
Min Avg Max
624 Read 942 1,085
461 Write 658 780
352 Mixed 442 525
288 SusWrite 592 783
147% 658 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 30.6 36.5
30.3 4K Write 76.3 119
15.2 4K Mixed 35.5 48.8
132% 47.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
154 DQ Read 422 484
131 DQ Write 223 262
98.1 DQ Mixed 205 242
184% 283 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: UXM6501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 748 763 743 757 768 761 MB/s
Read 944
Write 772
Mixed 531
SusWrite 757
168% 751 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 46.2
166% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 492
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 219
200% 313 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM6501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 697 781 758 774 764 MB/s
Read 1,003
Write 702
Mixed 417
SusWrite 674
156% 699 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 67.1
4K Mixed 34.2
120% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 204
196% 314 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM6601Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 607 658 670 696 658 686 MB/s
Read 1,031
Write 654
Mixed 476
SusWrite 662
157% 706 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 30.3
108% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 480
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 207
195% 310 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM6601Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 568 620 623 610 602 MB/s
Read 885
Write 680
Mixed 494
SusWrite 555
146% 654 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 30.8
111% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 473
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 238
212% 324 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM6601Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 502 420 375 338 322 287 MB/s
Read 980
Write 740
Mixed 493
SusWrite 374
144% 647 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 33.8
118% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 446
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 225
196% 298 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,545,781 SSDs tested.

Typical XP941 PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 1,916 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Asus G751JY

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