Average Bench: 252% (22nd of 955)

more Based on 3,263 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00007, SM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 512GB, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000L2, NVMe SM961 NVMe SAMSU, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000H7, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000L7

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 151.8% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 435MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,123MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 122%. 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 Random Write Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 51.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,263 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,052 Read 2,123 2,869
877 Write 1,369 1,566
466 Mixed 1,136 1,890
722 SusWrite 1,299 1,628
330% 1,482 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 4K Read 45.4 51.8
62 4K Write 114 172
28.8 4K Mixed 51.8 70.5
195% 70.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.4 DQ Read 562 1,292
117 DQ Write 533 1,113
29.2 DQ Mixed 435 1,045
358% 510 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
361GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1533 1464 1298 1559 1565 1557 MB/s
Read 2,412
Write 1,484
Mixed 677
SusWrite 1,496
337% 1,517 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 64.7
218% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 887
DQ Write 786
DQ Mixed 814
616% 829 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1335 1463 1382 1517 1513 1568 MB/s
Read 1,569
Write 1,495
Mixed 513
SusWrite 1463
282% 1,260 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 68.1
229% 87 MB/s
DQ Read 1,323
DQ Write 1,197
DQ Mixed 1,071
855% 1,197 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1349 1465 1593 1616 1589 1501 MB/s
Read 2,025
Write 1,379
Mixed 629
SusWrite 1,519
309% 1,388 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.6
201% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 709
DQ Write 609
DQ Mixed 670
499% 663 MB/s
388GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1581 1575 1328 1428 1362 1296 MB/s
Read 1,432
Write 1,429
Mixed 570
SusWrite 1,428
273% 1,215 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 63.3
215% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 893
DQ Write 761
DQ Mixed 814
614% 823 MB/s
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1148 1187 1296 1300 1353 1329 MB/s
Read 1683
Write 1,322
Mixed 523
SusWrite 1,269
268% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.5
206% 73.8 MB/s
DQ Read 895
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 461
385% 572 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1507 1506 1491 1484 1472 1471 MB/s
Read 1,532
Write 1,417
Mixed 536
SusWrite 1,489
279% 1,243 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 45.5
162% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 603
447% 592 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

System: Asus GX501VIK

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