Average Bench: 167% (64th of 956)

Based on 3,190 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 67.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 581MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,525MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 93.4%. 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 170MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 541MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,190 samples)
Min Avg Max
922 Read 1,525 1,953
617 Write 722 808
447 Mixed 541 630
147 SusWrite 170 184
162% 739 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 4K Read 48.7 61.2
51.5 4K Write 119 167
27.1 4K Mixed 61.2 78.2
215% 76.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
262 DQ Read 726 889
155 DQ Write 605 794
122 DQ Mixed 581 727
458% 637 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 180 168 168 154 166 MB/s
Read 1,942
Write 756
Mixed 578
SusWrite 176
188% 863 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 77.1
273% 98.1 MB/s
DQ Read 888
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 713
564% 785 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 162 161 160 158 158 MB/s
Read 1,872
Write 765
Mixed 603
SusWrite 180
187% 855 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 75.9
260% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 887
DQ Write 761
DQ Mixed 704
560% 784 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 162 163 163 162 162 MB/s
Read 1,702
Write 786
Mixed 557
SusWrite 182
176% 807 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 73.5
253% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 885
DQ Write 784
DQ Mixed 725
574% 798 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 162 163 162 163 163 MB/s
Read 1,743
Write 789
Mixed 612
SusWrite 178
182% 830 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 71.1
245% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 886
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 708
566% 792 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 106 110 112 112 117 MB/s
Read 1,850
Write 782
Mixed 570
SusWrite 128
182% 832 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59.8
215% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 818
DQ Write 663
DQ Mixed 685
528% 722 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 185 164 163 164 164 MB/s
Read 1,533
Write 721
Mixed 551
SusWrite 173
163% 744 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 61.4
209% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 773
DQ Write 613
DQ Mixed 642
494% 676 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,642,096 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 10,412 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Lenovo 80WK

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