Average Bench: 253% (31st of 1005)

more Based on 1,477 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 152.7% 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 806MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,741MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 175%. 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 602MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 116MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,477 samples)
Min Avg Max
876 Read 1,741 2,370
606 Write 1,309 1,586
413 Mixed 602 885
535 SusWrite 1,336 1,804
278% 1,247 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.7 4K Read 43.7 53.6
57.4 4K Write 116 175
36.5 4K Mixed 59.1 75.7
203% 72.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 954 1,563
203 DQ Write 787 1,238
173 DQ Mixed 806 1,151
621% 849 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
915GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1764 1765 1777 1793 1784 1729 MB/s
Read 2598
Write 1,561
Mixed 714
SusWrite 1,769
369% 1,660 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 73.8
254% 91.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,421
DQ Write 1,210
DQ Mixed 1127
896% 1,253 MB/s
954GB free
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1824 1828 1846 1848 1851 1768 MB/s
Read 1,901
Write 1,561
Mixed 594
SusWrite 1,827
329% 1,471 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 73.6
250% 89.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,805
DQ Write 1,245
DQ Mixed 1,142
956% 1,398 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1825 1833 1821 1751 1469 1595 MB/s
Read 2,053
Write 1,568
Mixed 633
SusWrite 1,716
333% 1,492 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 75.3
259% 95 MB/s
DQ Read 1,029
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 953
719% 964 MB/s
911GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1774 1732 1645 1479 1541 1465 MB/s
Read 1,872
Write 1,573
Mixed 599
SusWrite 1606
316% 1,413 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 70.2
231% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,395
DQ Write 1,154
DQ Mixed 1115
879% 1,221 MB/s
488GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1177 1212 1214 1246 1249 1249 MB/s
Read 1485
Write 1,249
Mixed 593
SusWrite 1,225
255% 1,138 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 75
255% 92.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,304
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1,142
877% 1,192 MB/s
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1481 1414 1390 1408 1393 1492 MB/s
Read 1,766
Write 1,250
Mixed 534
SusWrite 1,430
278% 1,245 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 50.4
184% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 846
DQ Mixed 908
682% 911 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $823

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