Average Bench: 241% (33rd of 1000)

more Based on 7,350 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 140.8% 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 776MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 790MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 159%. 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 575MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,350 samples)
Min Avg Max
899 Read 1,674 2,450
664 Write 1,268 1,504
427 Mixed 575 762
511 SusWrite 1,226 1,613
265% 1,186 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.1 4K Read 43.2 53.3
57.3 4K Write 115 175
33.3 4K Mixed 56.8 73.3
199% 71.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
49.7 DQ Read 904 1,312
162 DQ Write 790 1,188
71.2 DQ Mixed 776 1,067
601% 823 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1556 1553 1537 1560 1550 1457 MB/s
Read 2,391
Write 1,470
Mixed 572
SusWrite 1,535
331% 1,492 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 61.5
210% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 822
DQ Mixed 844
643% 868 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 781 719 675 643 620 MB/s
Read 1,999
Write 1,254
Mixed 550
SusWrite 722
250% 1,131 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 70.5
251% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,307
DQ Write 1045
DQ Mixed 996
795% 1,116 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1092 1145 1189 1217 1226 1208 MB/s
Read 1,357
Write 1,212
Mixed 518
SusWrite 1,180
239% 1,067 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 55.9
192% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,026
DQ Write 563
DQ Mixed 913
648% 834 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 860 1238 1235 1244 1253 1198 MB/s
Read 1,685
Write 1,142
Mixed 588
SusWrite 1,171
256% 1,147 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 73.4
4K Mixed 45.7
151% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 22
DQ Write 465
DQ Mixed 481
302% 322 MB/s
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 913 915 927 920 990 999 MB/s
Read 1,004
Write 1,003
Mixed 457
SusWrite 944
191% 852 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 28.8
162% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,139
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 950
745% 1,030 MB/s
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1020 958 916 930 1023 992 MB/s
Read 803
Write 967
Mixed 465
SusWrite 973
181% 802 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 53.8
184% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 959
DQ Write 831
DQ Mixed 837
643% 876 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 455 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

System: Asus GX501VIK

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