Average Bench: 223% (9th of 873)

more Based on 7,278 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW512, NVMe PM961 NVMe SAMSU, PM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 512GB, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L2, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L7, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 123.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,106MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,291MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 89.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 255MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 224MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,278 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,472 Read 2,106 2,692
1,028 Write 1,175 1,274
1,114 Mixed 1,291 1,464
336% 1,524 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.9 4K Read 52.7 59.8
42 4K Write 97.7 138
20.9 4K Mixed 43.9 64.1
188% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.4 DQ Read 255 543
70.9 DQ Write 224 410
22 DQ Mixed 93.9 189
110% 191 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
173GB free
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,526
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,371
374% 1,702 MB/s
4K Read 62.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 68.9
260% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 64.3
DQ Write 407
DQ Mixed 209
169% 227 MB/s
208GB free
Firmware: 3L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,522
Write 1,215
Mixed 1,432
379% 1,723 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 61.5
226% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 398
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 154
167% 281 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: 3L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,297
Write 1,223
Mixed 1,477
367% 1,666 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 60.3
218% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 395
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 153
165% 278 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,164
Write 1,173
Mixed 1,214
334% 1,517 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 51.3
220% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 62.7
DQ Write 384
DQ Mixed 158
141% 201 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,050
Write 1,220
Mixed 1,280
335% 1,517 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 35.5
193% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 60
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 34.2
44% 75 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: 6L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 611
Write 345
Mixed 572
113% 509 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 5.77
4K Mixed 8.07
32% 8.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,185,037 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 5,804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,429

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,429

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