Average Bench: 257% (35th of 1011)

more Based on 1,636 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 157.3% 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 Write Speed 830MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 173%. 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 601MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,636 samples)
Min Avg Max
883 Read 1,739 2,356
639 Write 1,323 1,586
433 Mixed 601 811
548 SusWrite 1,347 1,829
280% 1,253 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.1 4K Read 44.3 54.6
61.8 4K Write 121 181
38.6 4K Mixed 61 77.3
209% 75.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
324 DQ Read 1,005 1,589
281 DQ Write 830 1,248
230 DQ Mixed 848 1,154
654% 894 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
538GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1694 1737 1744 1777 1772 1704 MB/s
Read 1,863
Write 1,531
Mixed 558
SusWrite 1738
318% 1,422 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 67.6
226% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,542
DQ Write 1,246
DQ Mixed 1,138
922% 1,309 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1863 1822 1567 1487 1483 1403 MB/s
Read 2,063
Write 1578
Mixed 610
SusWrite 1,604
327% 1,464 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 74.9
258% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1051
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 857
650% 882 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: 5D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1778 1801 1793 1789 1798 1734 MB/s
Read 2,088
Write 1,558
Mixed 712
SusWrite 1,782
343% 1,535 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 53.3
185% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 745
DQ Write 621
DQ Mixed 671
506% 679 MB/s
952GB free
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1689 1695 1695 1698 1701 1694 MB/s
Read 1614
Write 1,539
Mixed 626
SusWrite 1,695
308% 1,369 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 54.9
189% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 918
DQ Write 904
DQ Mixed 950
703% 924 MB/s
826GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 988 1017 1022 1055 1019 1042 MB/s
Read 1,068
Write 995
Mixed 510
SusWrite 1,024
202% 899 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 66.9
224% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,154
DQ Write 1,009
DQ Mixed 1,030
786% 1,064 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 935 1143 1130 1123 1124 1115 MB/s
Read 1,441
Write 1,169
Mixed 577
SusWrite 1,095
239% 1,071 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 39.6
132% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 257
201% 270 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,104,635 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 7,773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
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System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $868

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