Average Bench: 231% (64th of 1058)

more Based on 15,789 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 130.7% 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 754MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 931MB/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 538MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,789 samples)
Min Avg Max
863 Read 1,624 2,400
490 Write 1,186 1,521
384 Mixed 538 712
370 SusWrite 1,114 1,597
249% 1,116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.4 4K Read 44.3 52.6
57.7 4K Write 112 162
33.8 4K Mixed 56.3 72.3
199% 71 MB/s
Min Avg Max
326 DQ Read 931 1,307
211 DQ Write 719 1,200
245 DQ Mixed 754 1,066
583% 801 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 34 35 37 34 34 MB/s
Read 4,722
Write 40.9
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 34.4
254% 1,220 MB/s
4K Read 542
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 5.6
830% 184 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: 7L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1650 1659 1656 1657 1656 1616 MB/s
Read 2,041
Write 1,475
Mixed 982
SusWrite 1649
344% 1,537 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 75.4
270% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,320
DQ Write 1,241
DQ Mixed 1,054
853% 1,205 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1646 1656 1659 1659 1644 1611 MB/s
Read 2,101
Write 1485
Mixed 639
SusWrite 1,646
327% 1,468 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 67.7
232% 83.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,321
DQ Write 1,241
DQ Mixed 1078
865% 1,213 MB/s
385GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 867 1310 1268 1328 1353 1337 MB/s
Read 1,953
Write 1,449
Mixed 626
SusWrite 1,244
294% 1,318 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 60.2
202% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 927
DQ Write 778
DQ Mixed 812
620% 839 MB/s
452GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1370 1369 1439 1297 1237 1025 MB/s
Read 1,431
Write 1,197
Mixed 640
SusWrite 1,290
255% 1,140 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 61.9
212% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,099
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 1017
776% 1,049 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 964 925 919 897 902 901 MB/s
Read 1,444
Write 1,146
Mixed 506
SusWrite 918
224% 1,004 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 42.1
167% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 942
DQ Write 509
DQ Mixed 625
491% 692 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 343 356 251 314 324 MB/s
Read 1,170
Write 360
Mixed 354
SusWrite 328
121% 553 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 41.2
141% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 475
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 431
317% 419 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,300,380 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Asus GX501VIK

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