Average Bench: 217% (10th of 850)

Based on 1,575 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 116.7% 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 2,308MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,187MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 105%. 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 219MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,575 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,400 Read 2,308 2,841
862 Write 970 1,125
1,009 Mixed 1,187 1,373
326% 1,488 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.1 4K Read 49.5 62
35.5 4K Write 98.9 146
18.7 4K Mixed 42.4 67
182% 63.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.6 DQ Read 246 572
77.8 DQ Write 219 415
20 DQ Mixed 91.3 209
107% 185 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,391
Write 1,051
Mixed 1,301
347% 1,581 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 69
260% 97.7 MB/s
DQ Read 606
DQ Write 471
DQ Mixed 229
255% 435 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,549
Write 955
Mixed 1,260
347% 1,588 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.5
217% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 40.4
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 155
123% 163 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,463
Write 922
Mixed 1,229
336% 1,538 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 26.3
147% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 140
151% 253 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,087
Write 930
Mixed 1,144
304% 1,387 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 46
180% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 49.9
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 29
55% 104 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,297
Write 846
Mixed 1,153
313% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 20.6
138% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 42.4
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 162
130% 173 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,443
Write 874
Mixed 1,034
247% 1,117 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 41.6
167% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 24.4
86% 192 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 721
Write 541
Mixed 567
136% 610 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 35.7
188% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 60.8
DQ Write 373
DQ Mixed 35
80% 156 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 610 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 191% - Outstanding Total price: $115

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