Average Bench: 261% (38th of 1016)

more Based on 1,761 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 160.6% 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 848MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,017MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 172%. 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 602MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
906 Read 1,766 2,407
674 Write 1,328 1587
432 Mixed 602 782
554 SusWrite 1,366 1,826
283% 1,266 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.4 4K Read 44.7 54.9
61.8 4K Write 123 184
38.2 4K Mixed 61.7 79.4
212% 76.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
326 DQ Read 1,017 1,586
281 DQ Write 830 1,255
267 DQ Mixed 848 1,155
655% 898 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
560GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7506Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1463 1630 1534 1818 1627 1713 MB/s
Read 1,836
Write 1557
Mixed 594
SusWrite 1,631
314% 1,405 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 64.9
229% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 1,084
DQ Mixed 1,108
849% 1,155 MB/s
691GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1839 1676 1605 1704 1703 1692 MB/s
Read 1704
Write 1,562
Mixed 552
SusWrite 1,703
310% 1,380 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 55.5
204% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,276
DQ Write 1,092
DQ Mixed 1,132
862% 1,166 MB/s
501GB free
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1510 1564 1596 1543 1499 1594 MB/s
Read 1708
Write 1,560
Mixed 512
SusWrite 1,551
299% 1,333 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62.9
214% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 798
DQ Write 788
DQ Mixed 826
612% 804 MB/s
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1096 1023 1044 1004 944 916 MB/s
Read 1,752
Write 963
Mixed 524
SusWrite 1,004
235% 1,061 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.9
177% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 845
DQ Write 669
DQ Mixed 752
564% 756 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 8,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
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System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $910

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