Average Bench: 205% (29th of 929)

more Based on 19,253 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 104.9% 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 2,070MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,125MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 85.4%. 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 221MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 200MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,386 Read 2,070 2,727
862 Write 961 1,115
997 Mixed 1,125 1,300
304% 1,385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 50.5 59
44.7 4K Write 92.3 131
20.2 4K Mixed 42.1 62.1
179% 61.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.9 DQ Read 221 493
77.2 DQ Write 200 351
22.6 DQ Mixed 87.5 175
99.3% 169 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,779
Write 965
Mixed 1,188
358% 1,644 MB/s
4K Read 62.6
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 41.2
230% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 67.8
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 40.5
55% 96.3 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 4L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,820
Write 959
Mixed 1,177
360% 1,652 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 37.9
204% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 60.3
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 35.4
67% 127 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,114
Write 918
Mixed 1,086
301% 1,373 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 67.9
248% 86.9 MB/s
DQ Read 469
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 175
189% 320 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: 4L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,197
Write 1,050
Mixed 1,113
319% 1,453 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 33.2
184% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 103
118% 208 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: CXB73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,011
Write 1,029
Mixed 1,130
306% 1,390 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 32.2
173% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 53.8
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 28.9
38% 66 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 4L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,939
Write 993
Mixed 1,116
297% 1,349 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 31.3
173% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 56.9
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 149
121% 164 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,559
Write 957
Mixed 1,086
266% 1,201 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 20.5
107% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 38
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 19.5
43% 84 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 7,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 173% - Outstanding Total price: $121

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