Average Bench: 264% (3rd of 848)

Based on 411 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 164.4% 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 2472MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,705MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 142%. 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 372MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 411 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,333 Read 2472 2,938
663 Write 1,424 1,624
780 Mixed 1,705 1,917
413% 1,867 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 4K Read 45 55.9
48.9 4K Write 139 204
27.5 4K Mixed 50.8 74.9
207% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.6 DQ Read 335 775
121 DQ Write 372 688
26.8 DQ Mixed 138 298
164% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
426GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,855
Write 1,530
Mixed 1,801
455% 2,062 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 193
4K Mixed 75
282% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,109
DQ Write 818
DQ Mixed 318
413% 748 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,938
Write 1,496
Mixed 1,790
457% 2,075 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 58.8
233% 92.2 MB/s
DQ Read 514
DQ Write 553
DQ Mixed 29.3
161% 365 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,848
Write 1,493
Mixed 1,752
448% 2,031 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 58.9
229% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 500
DQ Write 463
DQ Mixed 247
250% 403 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,848
Write 1,457
Mixed 1,836
451% 2,047 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 41.5
220% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 499
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 35.8
139% 311 MB/s
426GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,231
Write 1,411
Mixed 1,820
404% 1,821 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 32.9
110% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 114
114% 183 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,267 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 479 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $845

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