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Samsung PM951 NVMe 512 GB

The Samsung PM951 is a PCIe (NVMe) based solid state drive with a capacity of 512 GB. It is an M.2 22x80 type drive designed primarily with laptops in mind. As of Q1 2020, the SSD's perfomance roughly corresponds to the budget segment of modern solid state memory.

Notebookcheck says:

... The 512 GB NVMe Samsung PM951 SSD easily outperforms SATA III-based SSDs on older notebooks and even some newer ones that have yet to make the transition to the newer controller or have decided to cut back on the feature - Dell XPS 13 9350 Laptop Review | February 2016

TypeSSD
SizeM.2
Capacity512 GB
InterfaceNVMe
Announced01.11.2015

Benchmarks

AS SSD - Copy Game
min: 347.1     avg: 673     median: 769 (13%)     max: 805 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy Program
min: 211.9     avg: 281.9     median: 295.1 (11%)     max: 325.3 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy ISO
min: 339.5     avg: 806     median: 878.5 (8%)     max: 1127 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Total
min: 681     avg: 2165     median: 2410 (17%)     max: 3158 Points
AS SSD - Score Write
min: 54     avg: 522     median: 669.5 (9%)     max: 694 Points
AS SSD - Score Read
min: 441     avg: 1117     median: 1173 (4%)     max: 1679 Points
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
min: 0.031     avg: 1.1     median: 0 (0%)     max: 4.123 ms
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
min: 0.038     avg: 0     median: 0 (0%)     max: 0.058 ms
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
min: 38.56     avg: 393.9     median: 502.5 (9%)     max: 532 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
min: 288.9     avg: 938     median: 982.5 (28%)     max: 1497 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Write
min: 0.88     avg: 82.1     median: 105.5 (21%)     max: 116.5 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Read
min: 31.86     avg: 34.6     median: 34 (11%)     max: 38.29 MB/s
AS SSD - Sequential Write
min: 150.3     avg: 460.3     median: 560.5 (5%)     max: 570 MB/s
AS SSD - Sequential Read
min: 1184     avg: 1444     median: 1505.5 (12%)     max: 1579 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K QD32 Write
min: 225.4     avg: 303.7     median: 234.1 (23%)     max: 482.4 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K QD32 Read
min: 254.4     avg: 487.3     median: 542 (42%)     max: 610 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K Write
min: 104     avg: 129.8     median: 132.4 (15%)     max: 142.2 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K Read
min: 37.02     avg: 40.1     median: 41.4 (1%)     max: 42.59 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 512K Write
min: 176.6     avg: 443.6     median: 588 (14%)     max: 596 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 512K Read
min: 428.7     avg: 584     median: 615 (18%)     max: 674 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Sequential Write
min: 525     avg: 577     median: 590 (10%)     max: 594 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Sequential Read
min: 984     avg: 1210     median: 1263 (25%)     max: 1291 MB/s
PCMark 8 - PCMark 8 Storage v2
min: 4895     avg: 4982     median: 5026 (98%)     max: 5026 Points
HD Tune Transfer Rate Minimum - HD Tune Transfer Rate Minimum
min: 111.1     avg: 413.1     median: 413.1 (21%)     max: 715 MB/s
HD Tune Transfer Rate Average - HD Tune Transfer Rate Average
min: 889     avg: 971     median: 971 (41%)     max: 1053 MB/s
HD Tune Transfer Rate Maximum - HD Tune Transfer Rate Maximum
min: 945     avg: 1059     median: 1058.5 (42%)     max: 1172 MB/s
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