Average Bench: 269% (4th of 873)

Based on 1,079 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 168.5% 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.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,589MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,758MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 102%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 344MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 336MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,648 Read 2,589 2,936
1,093 Write 1,446 1,617
1,380 Mixed 1,758 1,918
426% 1,931 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.9 4K Read 44.6 54.1
55.4 4K Write 130 187
27.5 4K Mixed 51.2 73
202% 75.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.3 DQ Read 344 700
100 DQ Write 336 605
29.5 DQ Mixed 141 268
161% 274 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
427GB free
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,964
Write 1,556
Mixed 1,895
472% 2,138 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 67.4
244% 89.6 MB/s
DQ Read 611
DQ Write 434
DQ Mixed 252
262% 432 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: 5L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,803
Write 1,520
Mixed 1,886
457% 2,069 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 71.4
255% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 490
DQ Write 405
DQ Mixed 213
223% 369 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: 5L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Read 2,776
Write 1,601
Mixed 1,964
467% 2,114 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 68.3
252% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 421
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 191
198% 324 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,776,024 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 83 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

System: Asus GX501VIK


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