Average Bench: 267% (2nd of 860)

Based on 806 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 166.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,587MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,727MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 113%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 319MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 323MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 806 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,620 Read 2,587 2,949
671 Write 1,429 1,598
887 Mixed 1,727 1,914
423% 1,914 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.9 4K Read 47.1 54.2
61.9 4K Write 129 198
26 4K Mixed 49.6 72.9
203% 75.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35 DQ Read 319 704
101 DQ Write 323 621
25.3 DQ Mixed 134 276
152% 259 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,929
Write 1,533
Mixed 1,757
457% 2,073 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 262
4K Mixed 80.5
328% 133 MB/s
DQ Read 689
DQ Write 609
DQ Mixed 240
292% 513 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,862
Write 1,502
Mixed 1,757
450% 2,040 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 72.4
290% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 56.8
DQ Write 576
DQ Mixed 284
229% 306 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,782
Write 1,542
Mixed 1,777
449% 2,034 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 40.2
217% 85.9 MB/s
DQ Read 53.5
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 39.7
54% 94.9 MB/s
282GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,748
Write 1,394
Mixed 1,764
434% 1,969 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 35.5
191% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 446
DQ Write 430
DQ Mixed 226
228% 367 MB/s
390GB free
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,697
Write 1,508
Mixed 1,816
443% 2,007 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 47.2
192% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 48.9
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 35.6
45% 77.6 MB/s
398GB free
Firmware: 4H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,270
Write 1,380
Mixed 1,731
397% 1,794 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 54.8
170% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 446
DQ Mixed 159
180% 302 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,121,346 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $810

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