Average Bench: 250% (47th of 1058)

more Based on 2,448 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 149.9% 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 813MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 983MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 160%. 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 585MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,448 samples)
Min Avg Max
964 Read 1,769 2,414
548 Write 1,275 1,584
399 Mixed 585 820
432 SusWrite 1,267 1,813
273% 1,224 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 4K Read 45.6 53.9
52.5 4K Write 115 166
36.3 4K Mixed 59.1 75.3
205% 73.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
468 DQ Read 983 1,460
230 DQ Write 752 1,242
233 DQ Mixed 813 1,152
623% 849 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
410GB free
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1402 1414 1410 1412 1416 1327 MB/s
Read 2,243
Write 1,414
Mixed 984
SusWrite 1,397
336% 1,509 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 74
250% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,414
DQ Write 1,108
DQ Mixed 1,154
892% 1,225 MB/s
876GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1569 1691 1605 1672 1696 1599 MB/s
Read 1,832
Write 1,517
Mixed 578
SusWrite 1,639
311% 1,392 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 69.9
235% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,124
DQ Write 824
DQ Mixed 948
716% 966 MB/s
880GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1487 1570 1583 1588 1505 1400 MB/s
Read 1,417
Write 1,141
Mixed 526
SusWrite 1,522
258% 1,151 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 68.1
230% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,110
DQ Write 786
DQ Mixed 938
703% 945 MB/s
776GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1787 1797 1734 1717 1727 1788 MB/s
Read 1,808
Write 1,550
Mixed 620
SusWrite 1,758
322% 1,434 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 40.4
138% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 722
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 584
446% 609 MB/s
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1709 1701 1497 1461 1494 1462 MB/s
Read 1,750
Write 1551
Mixed 499
SusWrite 1554
300% 1,338 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 50
164% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 555
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 479
350% 463 MB/s
695GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1214 1208 1286 1204 1279 1276 MB/s
Read 1,868
Write 1,285
Mixed 586
SusWrite 1,245
277% 1,246 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 51.4
163% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 592
DQ Write 655
DQ Mixed 597
457% 615 MB/s
852GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1258 1237 1305 1149 968 966 MB/s
Read 947
Write 840
Mixed 593
SusWrite 1147
199% 882 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 63
212% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,046
DQ Write 631
DQ Mixed 738
577% 805 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1479 1487 1309 1280 1256 1242 MB/s
Read 392
Write 1,416
Mixed 611
SusWrite 1,342
216% 940 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 47.6
162% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 683
DQ Write 498
DQ Mixed 553
423% 578 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 7,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $852

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