Average Bench: 243% (49th of 1037)

more Based on 12,534 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 142.7% 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 801MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 973MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 152%. 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 572MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,534 samples)
Min Avg Max
860 Read 1,715 2,488
564 Write 1,252 1,517
403 Mixed 572 789
430 SusWrite 1,173 1,620
263% 1,178 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.3 4K Read 46.1 52.5
57 4K Write 117 166
34.2 4K Mixed 58.1 72.3
206% 73.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
491 DQ Read 973 1,314
257 DQ Write 794 1,207
316 DQ Mixed 801 1,073
622% 856 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1638 1630 1640 1644 1640 1600 MB/s
Read 2,561
Write 1,483
Mixed 961
SusWrite 1632
369% 1,659 MB/s
4K Read 50.1
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 70.2
242% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,310
DQ Write 1,224
DQ Mixed 1,080
862% 1,204 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1516 1581 1537 1564 1516 1553 MB/s
Read 1,352
Write 1377
Mixed 509
SusWrite 1,545
269% 1,196 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 65.4
223% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,042
DQ Write 954
DQ Mixed 973
737% 990 MB/s
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1442 1435 1411 1452 1601 1590 MB/s
Read 1252
Write 1,440
Mixed 486
SusWrite 1,488
263% 1,167 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 67.5
233% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,131
DQ Write 1,034
DQ Mixed 996
771% 1,054 MB/s
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA75D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 947 958 1248 1246 1233 1211 MB/s
Read 1,948
Write 1,152
Mixed 551
SusWrite 1,141
266% 1,198 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 58.5
198% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,207
DQ Write 654
DQ Mixed 825
642% 895 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,640,109 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 3,521 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

System: Alienware Aurora R7

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $838

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