Average Bench: 244% (48th of 1040)

more Based on 13,600 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 143.8% 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 808MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 980MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 175%. 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 566MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,600 samples)
Min Avg Max
907 Read 1,765 2,481
437 Write 1,214 1,514
320 Mixed 566 776
291 SusWrite 1,156 1,643
262% 1,176 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28 4K Read 47.7 53.1
52.1 4K Write 117 168
29.6 4K Mixed 57.5 72.8
208% 73.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
445 DQ Read 980 1,314
288 DQ Write 795 1,206
312 DQ Mixed 808 1,072
626% 861 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
402GB free
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1745 1782 1825 1802 1797 1729 MB/s
Read 2,180
Write 1,580
Mixed 664
SusWrite 1780
346% 1,551 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 73.8
263% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,326
DQ Write 1,255
DQ Mixed 1,100
878% 1227 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1780 1756 1780 1777 1773 1735 MB/s
Read 2,143
Write 1,593
Mixed 653
SusWrite 1,767
344% 1,539 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 71
232% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,312
DQ Write 1,218
DQ Mixed 1,097
869% 1,209 MB/s
361GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1488 1569 1528 1525 1537 1525 MB/s
Read 1788
Write 1477
Mixed 591
SusWrite 1,528
301% 1,346 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 60
198% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 1,020
DQ Write 865
DQ Mixed 881
677% 922 MB/s
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1186 1260 1143 1213 1320 1258 MB/s
Read 1,876
Write 1,308
Mixed 588
SusWrite 1230
278% 1,250 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 46.8
162% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 703
DQ Write 539
DQ Mixed 585
447% 609 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1218 993 1130 1210 1014 1083 MB/s
Read 1,730
Write 1,329
Mixed 514
SusWrite 1108
261% 1,170 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 75.2
4K Mixed 36.4
143% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,157
DQ Write 955
DQ Mixed 978
754% 1,030 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1129 1098 1075 974 830 1025 MB/s
Read 1666
Write 1,088
Mixed 493
SusWrite 1022
237% 1,067 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 53.1
189% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 953
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 607
522% 771 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,352,318 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Asus GX501VIK

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