Average Bench: 266% (2nd of 857)

Based on 716 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 165.6% 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 2,536MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,723MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 129%. 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 344MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 356MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 716 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,447 Read 2,536 2,937
680 Write 1,427 1,605
1,050 Mixed 1,723 1,906
419% 1,895 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 44.2 54.8
48.8 4K Write 133 210
26.7 4K Mixed 50.2 73.8
202% 75.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 DQ Read 344 805
108 DQ Write 356 685
24.7 DQ Mixed 146 298
166% 282 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,823
Write 1,300
Mixed 1,659
424% 1,927 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 69.2
263% 98.8 MB/s
DQ Read 617
DQ Write 457
DQ Mixed 255
267% 443 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,715
Write 1,481
Mixed 1,764
438% 1,986 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 56
181% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 451
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 195
208% 346 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,704
Write 1,313
Mixed 1,706
420% 1,907 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 63.5
218% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 493
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 151
162% 278 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,740
Write 1,466
Mixed 1,809
442% 2,005 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 54.5
211% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 51.7
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 35.6
58% 105 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,682
Write 1,231
Mixed 1,833
422% 1,915 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 61.3
213% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 482
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 204
209% 344 MB/s
323GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,608
Write 1,523
Mixed 1,747
433% 1,959 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 42.1
166% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 80.7
DQ Mixed 34.4
76% 167 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,127
Write 1,462
Mixed 1,648
387% 1,746 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 62.4
209% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 138
148% 247 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: CXA7100Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,869
Write 746
Mixed 1,109
342% 1,575 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 31.1
162% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 43.8
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 70.3
63% 92.2 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 663 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $820

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