Average Bench: 238% (66th of 1071)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 32 33 33 33 32 MB/s
Read 3,800
Write 32.6
Mixed 65.3
SusWrite 32.4
204% 983 MB/s
4K Read 380
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 4.1
582% 129 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1550 1629 1632 1634 1599 1414 MB/s
Read 2,088
Write 1,472
Mixed 612
SusWrite 1,576
320% 1,437 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 70.1
256% 95.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,035
DQ Write 1,201
DQ Mixed 821
701% 1,019 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1401 1481 1483 1491 1540 1544 MB/s
Read 1,792
Write 1,466
Mixed 584
SusWrite 1,490
298% 1,333 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 51.1
168% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 830
DQ Write 591
DQ Mixed 719
535% 713 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1527 1548 1556 1544 1561 1556 MB/s
Read 1,644
Write 1,436
Mixed 647
SusWrite 1,549
296% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 50.3
164% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 802
DQ Write 558
DQ Mixed 701
518% 687 MB/s
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1282 1312 1295 1257 1350 1330 MB/s
Read 1,937
Write 1,444
Mixed 606
SusWrite 1,304
295% 1,323 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 50.2
167% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 665
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 522
387% 518 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1289 1264 1222 1397 1395 1407 MB/s
Read 1241
Write 1184
Mixed 555
SusWrite 1329
242% 1,077 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 50.8
168% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 727
DQ Write 477
DQ Mixed 612
454% 605 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,159,084 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 126 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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