Average Bench: 257% (23rd of 980)

more Based on 1,066 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 156.9% 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 652MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,934MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 154%. 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. 4K Random Write Speed 116MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 43.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,066 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,100 Read 1,934 2,771
715 Write 1,379 1,683
446 Mixed 874 1,990
459 SusWrite 1,370 1,802
310% 1,389 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 43.3 52.5
52.7 4K Write 116 169
29.1 4K Mixed 56.5 74.5
200% 72 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.3 DQ Read 779 1,461
121 DQ Write 682 1,189
31.6 DQ Mixed 652 1,143
510% 704 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
838GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1394 1451 1785 1786 1778 1724 MB/s
Read 1553
Write 1,495
Mixed 575
SusWrite 1,653
296% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 70.4
242% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,116
DQ Write 952
DQ Mixed 1,013
765% 1,027 MB/s
821GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1674 1695 1668 1616 1624 1620 MB/s
Read 1,693
Write 1,556
Mixed 545
SusWrite 1,649
305% 1,361 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 48.7
182% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 930
DQ Write 783
DQ Mixed 864
645% 859 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1327 1545 1612 1494 1420 1337 MB/s
Read 1,100
Write 1,503
Mixed 570
SusWrite 1,456
262% 1,157 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 61.4
213% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 1,058
DQ Write 788
DQ Mixed 937
697% 928 MB/s
888GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 122 114 111 106 100 MB/s
Read 1,765
Write 111
Mixed 216
SusWrite 115
117% 552 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 49.3
177% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 43.4
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 51.8
57% 91.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $803

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