Average Bench: 195% (48th of 956)

more Based on 11,697 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 95.5% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 738MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 865MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 108%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 596MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 735MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
754 Read 1,463 1,958
664 Write 1,212 1,521
512 Mixed 735 907
402 SusWrite 596 671
223% 1,002 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.1 4K Read 49.4 60
54.7 4K Write 111 160
29 4K Mixed 61.8 80.3
213% 74.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
58.3 DQ Read 865 1,398
153 DQ Write 705 1,169
85.1 DQ Mixed 738 1,106
565% 769 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 815 632 631 629 628 616 MB/s
Read 1,937
Write 1,491
Mixed 767
SusWrite 659
270% 1,213 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 70.7
241% 83.6 MB/s
DQ Read 707
DQ Write 580
DQ Mixed 647
484% 645 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 682 596 619 612 617 619 MB/s
Read 1,494
Write 1,254
Mixed 689
SusWrite 624
226% 1,015 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 77.3
263% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 835
DQ Mixed 867
656% 881 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 707 442 400 388 377 373 MB/s
Read 1,957
Write 1,362
Mixed 806
SusWrite 448
253% 1,143 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 69.1
239% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 807
DQ Write 781
DQ Mixed 731
566% 773 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 792 630 631 624 621 623 MB/s
Read 1,356
Write 1168
Mixed 787
SusWrite 654
222% 991 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 69.6
236% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 995
DQ Write 875
DQ Mixed 970
718% 947 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 650 412 408 404 398 389 MB/s
Read 1620
Write 1,315
Mixed 754
SusWrite 443
230% 1,033 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 67.3
227% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 889
DQ Mixed 933
712% 965 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 820 635 634 642 641 646 MB/s
Read 1,740
Write 1388
Mixed 846
SusWrite 670
258% 1,161 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 63.9
209% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 694
DQ Write 550
DQ Mixed 645
476% 629 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 809 609 624 624 618 617 MB/s
Read 1,454
Write 1,066
Mixed 742
SusWrite 650
218% 978 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 67.1
226% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 807
DQ Write 570
DQ Mixed 715
527% 697 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,023,420 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 10,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,000

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,000

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Excellent

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I own it, got it virtually brand new at 2nd hand price


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