Average Bench: 238% (66th of 1072)

more Based on 21,542 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 138.4% 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 783MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 986MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 157%. 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 552MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
823 Read 1,657 2,401
448 Write 1,205 1,508
353 Mixed 552 749
308 SusWrite 1,169 1,627
255% 1,146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.2 4K Read 45.6 52.8
58.9 4K Write 117 168
33.2 4K Mixed 57.5 72.6
205% 73.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
524 DQ Read 986 1,313
225 DQ Write 717 1,154
316 DQ Mixed 783 1,065
604% 829 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1404 1463 1491 1404 1585 1592 MB/s
Read 1,153
Write 1,418
Mixed 508
SusWrite 1490
258% 1,142 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 56.3
189% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,102
DQ Write 800
DQ Mixed 882
678% 928 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1184 1222 1208 1145 1116 1153 MB/s
Read 1,732
Write 1,107
Mixed 508
SusWrite 1,171
251% 1,130 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 53.4
177% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 931
DQ Write 665
DQ Mixed 771
583% 789 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1486 1379 1391 1372 1374 1337 MB/s
Read 1,850
Write 1,473
Mixed 607
SusWrite 1,390
297% 1,330 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 48.4
158% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 586
DQ Write 394
DQ Mixed 515
377% 498 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1155 1369 1373 1317 1318 1323 MB/s
Read 1,598
Write 1,445
Mixed 551
SusWrite 1,309
274% 1,226 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 49
162% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 468
DQ Mixed 735
526% 683 MB/s
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1239 1221 1253 1101 1233 1214 MB/s
Read 1,576
Write 1,298
Mixed 539
SusWrite 1,210
258% 1,156 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 46.3
154% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 595
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 475
354% 475 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,677,195 SSDs tested

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

System: Asus GX501VIK

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