Average Bench: 205% (23rd of 921)

more Based on 16,916 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00000, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L2, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L1, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L7

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 105.2% 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 2,077MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,129MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 95.6%. 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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 205MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,916 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,398 Read 2,077 2,780
851 Write 957 1,121
984 Mixed 1,129 1,304
305% 1,388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.5 4K Read 49.6 60.2
40 4K Write 94.8 136
19.6 4K Mixed 41.9 62.8
179% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.6 DQ Read 229 509
67.5 DQ Write 205 369
18.9 DQ Mixed 84.7 176
99.7% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,751
Write 1,125
Mixed 1,332
380% 1,736 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 39.2
166% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 48.1
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 26.3
39% 69.3 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,891
Write 1,039
Mixed 1,169
301% 1,366 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 60.9
219% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 466
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 159
172% 293 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,846
Write 910
Mixed 1,195
359% 1,650 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 27.8
159% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 54.6
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 26.8
51% 96.3 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,232
Write 892
Mixed 1,141
311% 1,422 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 50.5
185% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 96.7
107% 183 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,826
Write 1,045
Mixed 1,161
297% 1,344 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 33.3
192% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 58.7
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 128
86% 102 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,024
Write 925
Mixed 1,136
299% 1,362 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 34
140% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 48.4
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 27.2
50% 92.9 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 6,598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 217% - Outstanding Total price: $90

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