Average Bench: 256% (25th of 992)

more Based on 1,220 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 155.9% 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 781MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,793MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 158%. 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 640MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,220 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,067 Read 1,793 2,457
677 Write 1,341 1,584
428 Mixed 640 928
480 SusWrite 1,367 1,797
287% 1,285 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 4K Read 43.7 53.2
64.4 4K Write 118 176
35.3 4K Mixed 58.9 75.3
204% 73.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.3 DQ Read 911 1,488
172 DQ Write 777 1,230
69.1 DQ Mixed 781 1,145
603% 823 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
849GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1478 1465 1574 1550 1461 1460 MB/s
Read 2,411
Write 1,470
Mixed 522
SusWrite 1498
327% 1,475 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.3
224% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 990
DQ Write 862
DQ Mixed 877
671% 910 MB/s
766GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1790 1826 1828 1822 1817 1749 MB/s
Read 1,884
Write 1,591
Mixed 618
SusWrite 1,805
330% 1,475 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 62.1
221% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 927
DQ Write 877
DQ Mixed 968
709% 924 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1200 1282 1315 1308 1312 1308 MB/s
Read 1,641
Write 1,212
Mixed 547
SusWrite 1,288
262% 1,172 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 51.4
172% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 728
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 572
423% 566 MB/s
624GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 702 848 860 1124 1310 1307 MB/s
Read 1,930
Write 1,341
Mixed 884
SusWrite 1,025
288% 1,295 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 76.3
4K Mixed 50.1
164% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 230
179% 239 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,966,448 SSDs tested.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $838

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