Average Bench: 239% (24th of 959)

more Based on 4,486 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 138.6% 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 713MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,699MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 149%. 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 588MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,486 samples)
Min Avg Max
865 Read 1,699 2,453
716 Write 1,261 1,506
432 Mixed 588 767
546 SusWrite 1,211 1,591
265% 1,190 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 4K Read 42.4 51.8
64 4K Write 115 179
36.1 4K Mixed 56.8 72.5
198% 71.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
48.5 DQ Read 851 1,306
153 DQ Write 750 1,173
61.2 DQ Mixed 713 1,045
558% 771 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
454GB free
Firmware: CXA74H6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1710 1707 1712 1693 1685 1618 MB/s
Read 1731
Write 1,534
Mixed 608
SusWrite 1,688
312% 1,390 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 64.7
222% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 945
DQ Write 870
DQ Mixed 892
674% 903 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1568 1574 1564 1503 1375 1453 MB/s
Read 2,131
Write 1,461
Mixed 608
SusWrite 1,506
318% 1,427 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 69.5
240% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 521
DQ Write 483
DQ Mixed 508
380% 504 MB/s
289GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1274 1484 1460 1509 1508 1521 MB/s
Read 1,902
Write 1,410
Mixed 592
SusWrite 1,459
299% 1,341 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 58.1
198% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 1,264
DQ Write 711
DQ Mixed 875
681% 950 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1561 1645 1618 1663 1651 1627 MB/s
Read 1,913
Write 1,492
Mixed 615
SusWrite 1,628
316% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 62.7
214% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 711
DQ Write 551
DQ Mixed 604
459% 622 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1226 1292 1225 1177 1110 1166 MB/s
Read 1,478
Write 995
Mixed 572
SusWrite 1,199
237% 1061 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62.6
216% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 953
DQ Write 807
DQ Mixed 853
646% 871 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1427 1400 1190 991 769 760 MB/s
Read 836
Write 758
Mixed 582
SusWrite 1,090
184% 816 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 61.4
211% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 992
DQ Write 846
DQ Mixed 883
671% 907 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,101,029 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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System: Asus GX501VIK

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