Average Bench: 238% (28th of 980)

more Based on 5,742 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 138.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 747MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 767MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 153%. 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 575MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,742 samples)
Min Avg Max
819 Read 1,671 2,419
666 Write 1,271 1,512
410 Mixed 575 756
523 SusWrite 1,232 1,619
265% 1,187 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.1 4K Read 42.2 52.3
53.6 4K Write 111 170
27.9 4K Mixed 55.9 72.8
194% 69.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
57.9 DQ Read 871 1,306
232 DQ Write 767 1,184
83.7 DQ Mixed 747 1,063
580% 795 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
448GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1592 1641 1643 1648 1643 1616 MB/s
Read 2,177
Write 1,518
Mixed 638
SusWrite 1,630
332% 1,491 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 81.2
305% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,321
DQ Write 1,208
DQ Mixed 1,032
838% 1,187 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1648 1620 1674 1557 1696 1572 MB/s
Read 2,027
Write 1,587
Mixed 626
SusWrite 1,628
328% 1,467 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 44.8
175% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,044
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 878
686% 946 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1130 899 783 690 616 558 MB/s
Read 1,382
Write 1,246
Mixed 477
SusWrite 779
217% 971 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 54.7
191% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 726
DQ Mixed 786
590% 788 MB/s
333GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 730 833 986 1003 1018 1000 MB/s
Read 1,628
Write 960
Mixed 506
SusWrite 928
223% 1,005 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 30.7
126% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 693
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 816
580% 737 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1065 1027 1232 1251 1199 444 MB/s
Read 913
Write 1,289
Mixed 514
SusWrite 1,036
212% 938 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 48.8
4K Mixed 37.3
121% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 27.6
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 321
206% 227 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 391 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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System: Asus GX501VIK

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