Average Bench: 265% (2nd of 850)

Based on 498 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 164.7% 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 2,494MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,719MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 136%. 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 325MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 366MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 498 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,346 Read 2,494 2,937
861 Write 1,434 1,624
1,093 Mixed 1,719 1,921
416% 1,882 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 44.6 55.4
46.3 4K Write 138 204
26.8 4K Mixed 49.9 74.5
204% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.2 DQ Read 325 774
123 DQ Write 366 684
26.8 DQ Mixed 138 294
162% 276 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
374GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,960
Write 1,556
Mixed 1,771
462% 2,095 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 74.7
283% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 654
DQ Write 584
DQ Mixed 226
277% 488 MB/s
346GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,747
Write 1,557
Mixed 1,823
451% 2,043 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 69.2
243% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 597
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 225
237% 397 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,869
Write 1,535
Mixed 1,812
457% 2,072 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 39.1
213% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 452
DQ Write 469
DQ Mixed 229
236% 384 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 3,014
Write 1,543
Mixed 1,878
473% 2,145 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 46.5
213% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 51.2
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 37.2
48% 83 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,660
Write 1,537
Mixed 1,811
442% 2,003 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 64.4
220% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 167
170% 278 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,757
Write 1,561
Mixed 1,818
452% 2,045 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 34.4
196% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 50.6
DQ Write 431
DQ Mixed 192
163% 224 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,612
Write 1,498
Mixed 1,783
434% 1,964 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 33.6
177% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 33.2
78% 168 MB/s
294GB free
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,525
Write 1,507
Mixed 1,760
427% 1,930 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 31.9
168% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 31.7
100% 216 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $902

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