Average Bench: 251% (41st of 1037)

more Based on 2,210 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 151.0% 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 Read Speed 1,009MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 181%. 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 600MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,210 samples)
Min Avg Max
863 Read 1,768 2,417
501 Write 1,270 1,584
368 Mixed 600 894
381 SusWrite 1,255 1,828
273% 1,223 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.8 4K Read 46.8 54.1
43.8 4K Write 118 175
29.6 4K Mixed 59.1 76.9
209% 74.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 1,009 1,569
144 DQ Write 779 1,239
199 DQ Mixed 822 1,155
634% 870 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
484GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1626 1845 1850 1861 1866 1792 MB/s
Read 2,535
Write 1,576
Mixed 721
SusWrite 1,807
369% 1,660 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 82.2
297% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,668
DQ Write 1,259
DQ Mixed 1,148
944% 1,358 MB/s
391GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1495 1405 1364 1332 1265 1363 MB/s
Read 2,043
Write 1258
Mixed 574
SusWrite 1,371
292% 1,311 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 71.4
254% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,330
DQ Write 1,091
DQ Mixed 1,101
854% 1,174 MB/s
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 971 855 1002 987 1004 871 MB/s
Read 1,944
Write 1,024
Mixed 602
SusWrite 948
250% 1,130 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 69.7
242% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,194
DQ Write 985
DQ Mixed 1057
800% 1,079 MB/s
786GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1392 1220 1327 1366 1384 1382 MB/s
Read 1,613
Write 1,557
Mixed 480
SusWrite 1,345
280% 1,249 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 64
215% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 918
DQ Write 462
DQ Mixed 619
479% 666 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,535,306 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,484 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

System: Alienware Aurora R7

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

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