Average Bench: 215% (13th of 862)

Based on 4,794 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 115.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,220MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,161MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 100%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 262MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 233MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,794 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,427 Read 2,220 2,818
862 Write 964 1,121
995 Mixed 1,161 1,349
318% 1,448 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 53 62.1
35.8 4K Write 101 146
19.4 4K Mixed 42.8 65.8
188% 65.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.8 DQ Read 262 585
69.6 DQ Write 233 430
20.4 DQ Mixed 94.7 200
113% 197 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
83GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,650
Write 969
Mixed 1,255
355% 1,624 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 60.5
222% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 138
151% 256 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,687
Write 925
Mixed 1,222
352% 1,611 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 27.3
171% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 27.9
106% 236 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,500
Write 922
Mixed 1,195
336% 1,539 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 50.6
186% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 143
160% 273 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,134
Write 945
Mixed 1,237
316% 1,439 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 57.6
206% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 133
147% 251 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: CXB70K1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,853
Write 892
Mixed 1,082
280% 1,275 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 32.5
180% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 57.5
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 114
95% 131 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,785
Write 357
Mixed 607
267% 1,250 MB/s
4K Read 64.5
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 3.69
104% 23.4 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 2,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 197% - Outstanding Total price: $109

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