Average Bench: 243% (43rd of 1016)

more Based on 8,241 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 142.9% 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 806MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 814MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 155%. 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 564MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
883 Read 1,686 2432
619 Write 1,239 1,500
398 Mixed 564 739
454 SusWrite 1,183 1,622
260% 1,168 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 4K Read 45.3 52.9
61.5 4K Write 118 168
39.1 4K Mixed 58.6 73.6
206% 73.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
317 DQ Read 975 1,314
241 DQ Write 814 1,193
274 DQ Mixed 806 1,074
628% 865 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 938 1421 1571 1555 1531 1224 MB/s
Read 2,407
Write 1454
Mixed 692
SusWrite 1,373
329% 1,481 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 68.4
244% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,213
DQ Write 1,054
DQ Mixed 1,024
798% 1,097 MB/s
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1390 1509 1485 1507 1505 1352 MB/s
Read 2,043
Write 1,392
Mixed 645
SusWrite 1,458
308% 1,384 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 54.3
184% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,012
DQ Write 878
DQ Mixed 921
697% 937 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1527 1547 1540 1559 1555 1529 MB/s
Read 1,150
Write 1,418
Mixed 527
SusWrite 1,543
262% 1,159 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 62.5
210% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,234
DQ Write 946
DQ Mixed 996
771% 1,059 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1188 1064 1023 1001 1017 1001 MB/s
Read 1,215
Write 1,017
Mixed 538
SusWrite 1,049
214% 955 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 76.9
280% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 596
DQ Write 1234
DQ Mixed 344
424% 725 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1049 922 1034 802 968 1072 MB/s
Read 1,838
Write 1,172
Mixed 575
SusWrite 975
253% 1,140 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 49.6
188% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 589
DQ Write 584
DQ Mixed 150
232% 441 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 611 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

System: Asus GX501VIK

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