Average Bench: 255% (35th of 1011)

more Based on 1,563 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 154.7% 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 822MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 804MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 177%. 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 603MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
841 Read 1,735 2,355
643 Write 1,314 1,588
432 Mixed 603 863
560 SusWrite 1,346 1,828
279% 1,249 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.4 4K Read 43.6 54.5
59.4 4K Write 118 181
37.3 4K Mixed 60.1 76.9
206% 73.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
272 DQ Read 972 1,589
266 DQ Write 804 1,246
204 DQ Mixed 822 1,151
634% 866 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
903GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1768 1727 1732 1749 1753 1688 MB/s
Read 1,999
Write 1,543
Mixed 624
SusWrite 1,736
330% 1,476 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 77.1
266% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,311
DQ Write 1,169
DQ Mixed 1,115
870% 1,199 MB/s
810GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1430 1471 1468 1526 1527 1524 MB/s
Read 1,712
Write 1,495
Mixed 547
SusWrite 1,491
294% 1,311 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 71.9
253% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,343
DQ Write 1,153
DQ Mixed 1,140
884% 1,212 MB/s
890GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1230 1506 1577 1613 1615 1626 MB/s
Read 1,653
Write 1,506
Mixed 555
SusWrite 1,528
294% 1,310 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 59.9
231% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,370
DQ Write 1,196
DQ Mixed 1,135
891% 1,234 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1599 1514 1361 1411 911 890 MB/s
Read 2,036
Write 1,403
Mixed 626
SusWrite 1,281
297% 1,336 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 60.5
202% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 886
DQ Write 823
DQ Mixed 798
614% 836 MB/s
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 711 608 871 315 913 905 MB/s
Read 1,748
Write 1,077
Mixed 494
SusWrite 720
223% 1,010 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 42
141% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 598
DQ Write 63.3
DQ Mixed 142
152% 268 MB/s
811GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 434 513 523 484 485 MB/s
Read 614
Write 540
Mixed 457
SusWrite 464
116% 519 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 51.5
192% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 763
DQ Write 640
DQ Mixed 875
608% 759 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,666,076 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 7,309 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
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System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $838

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