Average Bench: 239% (59th of 1058)

more Based on 15,149 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 139.3% 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 801MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 976MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 168%. 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 549MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,149 samples)
Min Avg Max
816 Read 1,684 2,465
459 Write 1,212 1,532
369 Mixed 549 717
353 SusWrite 1,157 1,643
256% 1,151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 45.7 52.6
59.9 4K Write 115 166
34.7 4K Mixed 57.3 72.3
204% 72.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
486 DQ Read 976 1,314
247 DQ Write 776 1,193
284 DQ Mixed 801 1,074
620% 851 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
345GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1646 1658 1666 1667 1668 1624 MB/s
Read 2,204
Write 1,476
Mixed 811
SusWrite 1,655
343% 1,536 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 226
4K Mixed 83
315% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1317
DQ Write 1,233
DQ Mixed 622
646% 1,057 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1541 1527 1532 1534 1510 1498 MB/s
Read 1,284
Write 1,446
Mixed 486
SusWrite 1,524
267% 1,185 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 60.3
221% 80.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,160
DQ Write 982
DQ Mixed 959
749% 1,034 MB/s
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1260 1419 1437 1376 1435 1361 MB/s
Read 1,211
Write 1,313
Mixed 493
SusWrite 1,381
248% 1,100 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63
219% 78.4 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 731
DQ Mixed 844
634% 851 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1507 1622 1643 1644 1659 1632 MB/s
Read 1,547
Write 1,502
Mixed 640
SusWrite 1,618
298% 1,327 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 52.2
171% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 586
DQ Write 477
DQ Mixed 532
398% 531 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 717 732 708 690 675 665 MB/s
Read 1,375
Write 922
Mixed 461
SusWrite 698
192% 864 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 58.2
205% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 723
DQ Write 640
DQ Mixed 749
543% 704 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 519 647 670 620 571 658 MB/s
Read 753
Write 786
Mixed 448
SusWrite 614
146% 650 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 59.4
214% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,157
DQ Write 935
DQ Mixed 983
753% 1,025 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Asus GX501VIK

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