Average Bench: 241% (28th of 992)

more Based on 6,168 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 141.4% 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 770MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 792MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 163%. 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 578MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,168 samples)
Min Avg Max
819 Read 1,717 2,487
571 Write 1,256 1,501
422 Mixed 578 771
560 SusWrite 1,214 1,626
266% 1,191 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.9 4K Read 42.7 52.8
59 4K Write 114 172
36.7 4K Mixed 56.9 73.4
198% 71.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
212 DQ Read 901 1,310
213 DQ Write 792 1,191
199 DQ Mixed 770 1,065
598% 821 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
152GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1659 1657 1662 1656 1655 1545 MB/s
Read 2,099
Write 1,503
Mixed 629
SusWrite 1,639
327% 1,468 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 73.6
255% 92.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,089
DQ Write 931
DQ Mixed 938
723% 986 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1531 1574 1583 1565 1569 1543 MB/s
Read 1,780
Write 1,435
Mixed 572
SusWrite 1,561
299% 1,337 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 67.4
240% 91.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,196
DQ Write 1,031
DQ Mixed 1,003
782% 1,077 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1512 1548 1580 1588 1568 1491 MB/s
Read 2255
Write 1,435
Mixed 678
SusWrite 1,548
329% 1,479 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 51.7
175% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 572
DQ Mixed 593
455% 620 MB/s
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1599 1592 1599 1595 1601 1522 MB/s
Read 1,864
Write 1,452
Mixed 640
SusWrite 1,585
310% 1,386 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 60.7
212% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 535
DQ Mixed 590
444% 596 MB/s
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 595 597 596 597 601 586 MB/s
Read 721
Write 609
Mixed 459
SusWrite 595
134% 596 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.8
211% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 681
DQ Mixed 971
671% 833 MB/s
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 531 490 459 628 661 675 MB/s
Read 1,729
Write 646
Mixed 469
SusWrite 574
187% 854 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 8.9
4K Mixed 13.4
70% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 23
DQ Mixed 43.3
39% 60.9 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

System: Asus GX501VIK

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