Average Bench: 216% (10th of 853)

Based on 2,270 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 116.4% 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 2,270MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,168MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 115%. 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 227MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,270 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,291 Read 2,270 2,857
829 Write 956 1,118
970 Mixed 1,168 1,369
321% 1,465 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 4K Read 52.9 61.9
37.9 4K Write 100 147
18.6 4K Mixed 43 67
188% 65.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.4 DQ Read 246 589
74.4 DQ Write 227 425
18.8 DQ Mixed 90.8 205
108% 188 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
206GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,677
Write 1,011
Mixed 1,276
362% 1,655 MB/s
4K Read 64.3
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 71.7
275% 99.2 MB/s
DQ Read 653
DQ Write 468
DQ Mixed 243
267% 455 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,610
Write 1,078
Mixed 1,309
365% 1,666 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 65.7
241% 83.7 MB/s
DQ Read 547
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 187
209% 359 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: 1L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,766
Write 956
Mixed 1,258
362% 1,660 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 56.1
215% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 135
147% 248 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,494
Write 1,133
Mixed 1,343
364% 1,656 MB/s
4K Read 58
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 35.4
195% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 62
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 36.1
70% 132 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,439
Write 948
Mixed 1,170
332% 1,519 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 38.9
226% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 64.3
DQ Write 448
DQ Mixed 38.2
94% 183 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,288
Write 1,072
Mixed 1,388
348% 1,583 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 34.2
178% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 54.3
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 35.1
46% 79.3 MB/s
208GB free
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,877
Write 1,071
Mixed 1,182
304% 1,376 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 33.9
178% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 46.8
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 33.1
64% 120 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,983
Write 1,063
Mixed 1,188
311% 1,411 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 26
4K Mixed 7.42
51% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 15.8
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 7.2
46% 97 MB/s
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 181% - Outstanding Total price: $123

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