Average Bench: 241% (45th of 1026)

more Based on 9,981 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 141.1% 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 797MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,745MB/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 567MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,981 samples)
Min Avg Max
889 Read 1,745 2,503
476 Write 1,214 1,516
366 Mixed 567 785
372 SusWrite 1,131 1,627
259% 1,164 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 48 53.7
56.9 4K Write 115 171
34.6 4K Mixed 57.5 73
207% 73.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
276 DQ Read 957 1,314
280 DQ Write 789 1,196
256 DQ Mixed 797 1,075
618% 848 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1392 1385 1399 1370 1382 1386 MB/s
Read 1,827
Write 1,442
Mixed 569
SusWrite 1,386
292% 1,306 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 75.6
285% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,277
DQ Write 1,132
DQ Mixed 1,067
838% 1,159 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1531 1594 1404 1097 719 631 MB/s
Read 1,651
Write 1,498
Mixed 628
SusWrite 1,163
276% 1,235 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 73.6
260% 96.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,303
DQ Write 1,158
DQ Mixed 1,024
824% 1,162 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1682 1699 1675 1640 1657 1625 MB/s
Read 1,637
Write 1,510
Mixed 599
SusWrite 1,663
304% 1,352 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 50.5
184% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 866
DQ Write 666
DQ Mixed 775
577% 769 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1014 895 871 838 818 789 MB/s
Read 1,343
Write 1,233
Mixed 514
SusWrite 871
221% 990 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 51.4
175% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,070
DQ Write 895
DQ Mixed 900
696% 955 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1356 1347 1343 1153 1156 1314 MB/s
Read 813
Write 1,159
Mixed 471
SusWrite 1,278
211% 930 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 57.9
164% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,032
DQ Write 823
DQ Mixed 872
668% 909 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,651,405 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 669 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

System: Asus GX501VIK

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