Average Bench: 176% (40th of 921)

Based on 3,850 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 75.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,884MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 55.6MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 83.9%. 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. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 179MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 234MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,850 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,119 Read 1,884 2,581
542 Write 608 671
656 Mixed 805 961
239% 1,099 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 55.6 59
33.2 4K Write 90 126
16.3 4K Mixed 38.3 56.5
181% 61.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.6 DQ Read 234 474
69.2 DQ Write 179 285
14.2 DQ Mixed 65.8 129
87.4% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,682
Write 633
Mixed 959
308% 1,424 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 51.9
202% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 125
120% 195 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,544
Write 581
Mixed 892
290% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 41.4
180% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 56.2
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 19.3
48% 95.6 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,023
Write 624
Mixed 859
254% 1,169 MB/s
4K Read 59.7
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 45.4
219% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 17.3
74% 167 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,954
Write 539
Mixed 796
238% 1,096 MB/s
4K Read 58.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 56.4
220% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 471
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 79.7
132% 261 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,943
Write 626
Mixed 850
248% 1,140 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 54.1
209% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 77.1
108% 203 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,271
Write 620
Mixed 913
275% 1,268 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 41.8
170% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 49.9
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 14.5
43% 87.7 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,194
Write 630
Mixed 711
186% 845 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 56.1
214% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 447
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 98.6
144% 273 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,471,465 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 6,598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

System: Lenovo 80WK

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