Average Bench: 236% (42nd of 1011)

more Based on 8,764 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVKW512, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00007, SM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 512GB, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000L2, NVMe SM961 NVMe SAMSU, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-00000, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000H7, SAMSUNG MZVKW512HMJP-000L7

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 136.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 761MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 774MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 165%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 559MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,764 samples)
Min Avg Max
794 Read 1,642 2,402
619 Write 1,234 1,502
396 Mixed 559 746
446 SusWrite 1,175 1,609
257% 1,152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 4K Read 44.3 53.4
48.8 4K Write 114 173
31.1 4K Mixed 56.7 73.6
200% 71.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
52 DQ Read 908 1,314
162 DQ Write 774 1,210
73.6 DQ Mixed 761 1,072
592% 814 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1467 1426 1464 1426 1476 1464 MB/s
Read 1,789
Write 1,433
Mixed 645
SusWrite 1,454
298% 1,330 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.9
196% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,169
DQ Write 1,007
DQ Mixed 966
757% 1,047 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1493 1497 1393 1491 1492 1435 MB/s
Read 1,670
Write 1,353
Mixed 471
SusWrite 1,467
277% 1,240 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 45.2
190% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 955
DQ Mixed 942
727% 992 MB/s
289GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1492 1461 1422 1370 1427 1464 MB/s
Read 1,434
Write 1,326
Mixed 543
SusWrite 1,439
266% 1,186 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 35.9
158% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,306
DQ Write 1,220
DQ Mixed 1073
857% 1,199 MB/s
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 549 606 688 645 846 MB/s
Read 1,135
Write 1,038
Mixed 493
SusWrite 615
183% 820 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 41.7
151% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 73.5
DQ Mixed 126
85% 104 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,666,076 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

System: Asus GX501VIK

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