Average Bench: 258% (37th of 1026)

more Based on 1,847 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0, SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-000L1, SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-00000, NVMe SM961 NVMe SAMSU, SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-000L7, SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-00007, SM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 1024GB, SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-000H1

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 158.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 825MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,016MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 165%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 610MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,847 samples)
Min Avg Max
852 Read 1,770 2,403
629 Write 1,327 1,585
415 Mixed 610 882
484 SusWrite 1,349 1,810
282% 1,264 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.1 4K Read 44.7 54
56.3 4K Write 120 176
37.4 4K Mixed 60.6 77.1
209% 75.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 1,016 1,593
186 DQ Write 800 1,244
203 DQ Mixed 825 1,157
640% 880 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
515GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1851 1859 1854 1860 1822 1709 MB/s
Read 2,102
Write 1,569
Mixed 628
SusWrite 1826
342% 1,531 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 76.4
266% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,318
DQ Write 1,178
DQ Mixed 1,153
891% 1,217 MB/s
506GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1849 1874 1872 1783 1530 1626 MB/s
Read 2,127
Write 1590
Mixed 686
SusWrite 1,756
344% 1,540 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 77
266% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,320
DQ Write 1,187
DQ Mixed 1,156
894% 1,221 MB/s
582GB free
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1853 1847 1851 1856 1854 1770 MB/s
Read 1,812
Write 1,553
Mixed 622
SusWrite 1,838
327% 1,456 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 66.6
241% 91.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1284
DQ Write 1019
DQ Mixed 1,097
836% 1,133 MB/s
368GB free
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1009 1028 1232 1293 1108 1335 MB/s
Read 1,638
Write 1,398
Mixed 581
SusWrite 1,168
267% 1,196 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 58.8
207% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 844
DQ Write 579
DQ Mixed 759
554% 727 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1101 992 944 881 841 787 MB/s
Read 1,662
Write 1035
Mixed 552
SusWrite 924
232% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.5
214% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 743
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 678
510% 683 MB/s
826GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 817 958 971 860 722 694 MB/s
Read 1,977
Write 1,253
Mixed 450
SusWrite 837
250% 1,129 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 32
97% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 294
197% 234 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,651,405 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 10,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
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System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $850

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