Average Bench: 242% (34th of 1003)

more Based on 6,458 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 142.2% 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 794MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 809MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 164%. 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 586MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 116MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,458 samples)
Min Avg Max
837 Read 1,679 2,456
684 Write 1,276 1,507
394 Mixed 586 797
491 SusWrite 1,218 1,621
266% 1,190 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.9 4K Read 43.2 53.5
66.8 4K Write 116 170
31.5 4K Mixed 57.3 74.2
201% 72.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
203 DQ Read 940 1,313
298 DQ Write 809 1,204
284 DQ Mixed 794 1,073
617% 848 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1129 1263 1266 1387 1398 685 MB/s
Read 1670
Write 1,416
Mixed 537
SusWrite 1,188
269% 1,203 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 69.8
254% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1228
DQ Write 1,186
DQ Mixed 1,006
811% 1,140 MB/s
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1001 1469 1478 1493 1422 1282 MB/s
Read 1,676
Write 1,407
Mixed 586
SusWrite 1,357
281% 1,257 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 52.1
171% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 854
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 767
582% 785 MB/s
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1419 1478 1446 1466 1450 1444 MB/s
Read 1,517
Write 1,388
Mixed 833
SusWrite 1,450
291% 1,297 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 54
179% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 711
DQ Write 594
DQ Mixed 649
487% 651 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 682 692 731 1105 1017 1116 MB/s
Read 1,519
Write 1263
Mixed 418
SusWrite 890
228% 1,023 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 54.1
183% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 526
DQ Mixed 59.1
149% 307 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 880 779 690 661 683 666 MB/s
Read 1,036
Write 1,026
Mixed 472
SusWrite 726
183% 815 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 55.4
187% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,022
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 849
653% 892 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 849 878 900 901 903 894 MB/s
Read 1,590
Write 693
Mixed 309
SusWrite 887
192% 870 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 35.2
4K Mixed 27.4
91% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 197
172% 261 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,833,395 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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System: Asus GX501VIK

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