Average Bench: 255% (28th of 1000)

more Based on 1,327 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 155.2% 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 809MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,762MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 168%. 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 611MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,327 samples)
Min Avg Max
954 Read 1,762 2,422
668 Write 1,320 1,583
420 Mixed 611 900
546 SusWrite 1,362 1,801
282% 1,263 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 4K Read 43.6 53.2
61.6 4K Write 117 175
36.8 4K Mixed 59 75.5
204% 73.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
142 DQ Read 950 1,525
187 DQ Write 793 1,242
191 DQ Mixed 809 1,146
623% 851 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
833GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1848 1871 1881 1837 1846 1779 MB/s
Read 2,037
Write 1,584
Mixed 646
SusWrite 1,844
342% 1,528 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 72.9
247% 88.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,181
DQ Write 1,061
DQ Mixed 1096
829% 1,113 MB/s
503GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1290 1226 1181 1100 1086 1039 MB/s
Read 1,821
Write 1,234
Mixed 541
SusWrite 1,154
264% 1,187 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 72
254% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,402
DQ Write 1,062
DQ Mixed 1,089
853% 1,184 MB/s
755GB free
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1360 1363 1377 1390 1363 1366 MB/s
Read 1,411
Write 1,301
Mixed 559
SusWrite 1,370
260% 1,160 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 52.7
185% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 917
DQ Write 588
DQ Mixed 704
538% 736 MB/s
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 646 861 889 870 871 898 MB/s
Read 1,653
Write 1268
Mixed 615
SusWrite 839
243% 1,094 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 47.8
171% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 825
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1,008
753% 988 MB/s
914GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1373 1414 1613 1616 1627 1299 MB/s
Read 1,066
Write 1,472
Mixed 567
SusWrite 1,490
260% 1,149 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 48.4
134% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 819
DQ Write 713
DQ Mixed 703
544% 745 MB/s
638GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1115 1009 999 941 952 967 MB/s
Read 1560
Write 1,453
Mixed 670
SusWrite 997
262% 1170 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 44.2
168% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 15.2
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 345
188% 167 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $828

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