Average Bench: 212% (12th of 859)

Based on 3,096 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 111.9% 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 2,244MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,180MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 98.4%. 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 230MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 221MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,096 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,350 Read 2,244 2,845
867 Write 971 1,120
985 Mixed 1,180 1,371
321% 1,465 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.9 4K Read 47.5 61
34.4 4K Write 96.3 143
19.7 4K Mixed 40.9 64.3
175% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.5 DQ Read 230 564
75.1 DQ Write 221 417
20.4 DQ Mixed 87.2 197
103% 179 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
131GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,649
Write 927
Mixed 1,108
340% 1,561 MB/s
4K Read 64.3
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 69
270% 97.4 MB/s
DQ Read 600
DQ Write 378
DQ Mixed 186
220% 388 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,873
Write 933
Mixed 1,076
285% 1,294 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 50.8
194% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 122
133% 226 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,193
Write 1,053
Mixed 1,275
332% 1,507 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 24.6
122% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 43
DQ Write 417
DQ Mixed 26.2
81% 162 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,410
Write 934
Mixed 1,047
250% 1,130 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 28.2
178% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 25.6
34% 60.1 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,371
Write 902
Mixed 1,008
242% 1,094 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 28.9
168% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 51.6
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 27.9
59% 114 MB/s
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Gaming 17%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 197% - Outstanding Total price: $107

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