Average Bench: 173% (63rd of 955)

Based on 3,604 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 73.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 316MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,734MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 88.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 168MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 662MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,604 samples)
Min Avg Max
962 Read 1,734 2,547
545 Write 662 800
466 Mixed 688 951
142 SusWrite 168 184
178% 813 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.2 4K Read 53 60.5
42.2 4K Write 105 163
16.3 4K Mixed 49.6 75.5
199% 69.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42 DQ Read 472 889
97.4 DQ Write 398 767
16.7 DQ Mixed 316 717
269% 396 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 162 163 160 161 161 MB/s
Read 1,675
Write 690
Mixed 566
SusWrite 170
169% 775 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 66.9
223% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 694
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 545
448% 640 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,569,776 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 8,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

System: Lenovo 80WK

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