Average Bench: 215% (22nd of 929)

more Based on 10,561 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 114.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,068MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,260MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 91.8%. 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 199MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 192MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,439 Read 2,068 2,689
957 Write 1,153 1,270
1,058 Mixed 1,260 1,452
329% 1,494 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 4K Read 51.4 59.1
36.4 4K Write 89.8 129
17.9 4K Mixed 39.5 61.9
176% 60.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.8 DQ Read 199 480
69.2 DQ Write 192 373
20 DQ Mixed 78.1 179
90.9% 156 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
360GB free
Firmware: 6L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,315
Write 1,237
Mixed 1,382
362% 1,645 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 45.7
177% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 95.8
103% 174 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,415
Write 1,240
Mixed 1,372
369% 1,675 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 33
175% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 56.3
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 31.2
61% 115 MB/s
277GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,908
Write 1,201
Mixed 1,241
320% 1,450 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 52.7
182% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 18.4
86% 195 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,971
Write 1,238
Mixed 1,300
332% 1,503 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 22.2
153% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 28.7
36% 60.7 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,828
Write 1,177
Mixed 1,269
315% 1,425 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 27.6
149% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 42.8
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 23.4
51% 98.6 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,428
Write 1,242
Mixed 1,154
284% 1,274 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 26.8
147% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 48.4
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 26.6
46% 84.3 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,072 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,100

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Excellent

7 months ago.

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


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