Average Bench: 266% (2nd of 853)

Based on 580 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 166.1% 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 2,499MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,724MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 133%. 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 335MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 580 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,344 Read 2,499 2,939
978 Write 1,436 1,620
1,210 Mixed 1,724 1,918
417% 1,886 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 4K Read 44.9 55.4
50.8 4K Write 140 208
27.5 4K Mixed 50.9 74.5
207% 78.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.1 DQ Read 335 786
122 DQ Write 364 688
26.6 DQ Mixed 141 300
163% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,738
Write 1,475
Mixed 1,789
441% 2,001 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 73.8
292% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 692
DQ Write 644
DQ Mixed 299
326% 545 MB/s
366GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,551
Write 1,550
Mixed 1,802
435% 1,967 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 66.1
227% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 437
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 189
191% 311 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,870
Write 1,528
Mixed 1,838
458% 2,079 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 39.3
196% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 383
DQ Mixed 37.2
114% 243 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,641
Write 1,548
Mixed 1,797
441% 1,995 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 61.6
221% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 156
151% 244 MB/s
380GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,834
Write 1,515
Mixed 1,807
452% 2,052 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 36.4
194% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 52.2
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 38
50% 87.1 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,523
Write 1,526
Mixed 1,749
427% 1,933 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 36.2
182% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 437
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 35.9
117% 258 MB/s
388GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,670
Write 1,556
Mixed 1,827
446% 2,018 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 35.5
184% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 49.1
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 35.8
46% 79.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,087,090 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 585 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $855

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