Average Bench: 235% (43rd of 1011)

more Based on 9,122 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 134.6% 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 766MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 773MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 161%. 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 554MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,122 samples)
Min Avg Max
889 Read 1,653 2,367
489 Write 1,212 1,497
390 Mixed 554 731
402 SusWrite 1,134 1,611
254% 1,138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 43.2 53.5
62 4K Write 115 173
36.2 4K Mixed 57.6 74.4
200% 72 MB/s
Min Avg Max
52.2 DQ Read 906 1,312
178 DQ Write 773 1,198
140 DQ Mixed 766 1,068
594% 815 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1197 1330 1236 1353 1345 1355 MB/s
Read 2,458
Write 1,286
Mixed 705
SusWrite 1,303
318% 1,438 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 67.8
241% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,305
DQ Write 893
DQ Mixed 1,006
776% 1,068 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1196 1460 1564 1608 1580 1519 MB/s
Read 2,241
Write 1,525
Mixed 645
SusWrite 1,488
328% 1,475 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 60.5
210% 77.4 MB/s
DQ Read 968
DQ Write 848
DQ Mixed 857
657% 891 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 541 508 477 402 435 425 MB/s
Read 1,957
Write 945
Mixed 458
SusWrite 465
210% 956 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 48.7
163% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 743
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 712
545% 735 MB/s
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 801 791 802 793 788 948 MB/s
Read 1,746
Write 1,371
Mixed 581
SusWrite 821
251% 1,130 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 46.3
161% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 361
264% 347 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1098 928 873 1036 1193 1020 MB/s
Read 1,216
Write 1,237
Mixed 546
SusWrite 1,025
226% 1,006 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 45.7
149% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 550
DQ Write 534
DQ Mixed 475
375% 520 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 828 817 837 993 1211 901 MB/s
Read 1,184
Write 979
Mixed 514
SusWrite 931
202% 902 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 47
4K Mixed 31.8
100% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 444
DQ Write 421
DQ Mixed 442
329% 436 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 563 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

System: Asus GX501VIK

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