Average Bench: 233% (36th of 1003)

more Based on 8,259 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVPW256HEGL-00000, SAMSUNG MZVPW256HEGL-000L7, SM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 256GB, SAMSUNG MZVPW256HEGL-000H7, NVMe SM961 NVMe SAMSU, SAMSUNG MZVPW256HEGL-000L2, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPW256, SAMSUNG MZVPW256HEGL-000H1

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 133.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 805MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 990MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 575MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,259 samples)
Min Avg Max
757 Read 1,595 2226
593 Write 1,123 1,366
389 Mixed 575 810
406 SusWrite 1,063 1,442
243% 1,089 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.9 4K Read 47.1 55.8
71.8 4K Write 120 171
42.2 4K Mixed 59.9 71.9
211% 75.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
398 DQ Read 990 1,492
345 DQ Write 790 1,102
393 DQ Mixed 805 987
626% 862 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1255 1283 1292 1277 1255 1228 MB/s
Read 1,907
Write 1,241
Mixed 726
SusWrite 1,265
286% 1,285 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 77.2
293% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,327
DQ Write 974
DQ Mixed 947
763% 1,082 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1390 1411 1447 1466 1352 1142 MB/s
Read 1,826
Write 1,385
Mixed 589
SusWrite 1,368
288% 1,292 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 65.4
229% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 990
DQ Write 911
DQ Mixed 928
702% 943 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1307 1307 1272 1204 1103 961 MB/s
Read 1,547
Write 1,294
Mixed 543
SusWrite 1,192
256% 1,144 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 73.3
270% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,167
DQ Write 991
DQ Mixed 940
742% 1,033 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1407 1420 1024 598 554 502 MB/s
Read 1848
Write 1,227
Mixed 505
SusWrite 917
249% 1,124 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 57.1
206% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 996
DQ Write 875
DQ Mixed 942
704% 938 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1023 1038 1035 994 1016 1023 MB/s
Read 882
Write 888
Mixed 440
SusWrite 1,021
182% 808 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 25.5
123% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 632
DQ Mixed 697
515% 678 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,782,351 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 836 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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System: Asus G752VSK

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