Average Bench: 266% (3rd of 848)

Based on 362 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 165.9% 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 2,508MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,713MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 130%. 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 314MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 362 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,347 Read 2,508 2,939
1,123 Write 1,437 1,640
1,220 Mixed 1,713 1,915
417% 1,886 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 4K Read 44.8 55.2
56.5 4K Write 141 201
28.6 4K Mixed 50.3 73.9
207% 78.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.8 DQ Read 314 723
122 DQ Write 364 649
27.5 DQ Mixed 133 283
157% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
383GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,843
Write 1,498
Mixed 1,763
448% 2,034 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 76.2
291% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 720
DQ Write 600
DQ Mixed 242
295% 521 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,756
Write 1,358
Mixed 1,738
430% 1,951 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 256
4K Mixed 66
306% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,033
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 269
353% 648 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,595
Write 1,590
Mixed 1,851
445% 2,012 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 64.1
240% 90.5 MB/s
DQ Read 52.2
DQ Write 873
DQ Mixed 38
156% 321 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,644
Write 1,530
Mixed 1,824
442% 1,999 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 61
205% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 136
136% 221 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,308
Write 1,161
Mixed 1,651
377% 1,707 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 46
4K Mixed 31.4
96% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 148
162% 275 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $863

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