Average Bench: 226% (47th of 1011)

more Based on 11,388 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 126.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 784MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,016MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 154%. 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 539MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,388 samples)
Min Avg Max
717 Read 1,575 2,251
424 Write 1,037 1,370
323 Mixed 539 762
264 SusWrite 942 1,433
228% 1,023 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.4 4K Read 50.6 57
59.3 4K Write 123 178
36.2 4K Mixed 59.2 74.3
218% 77.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
232 DQ Read 1,016 1,534
230 DQ Write 765 1,106
235 DQ Mixed 784 990
615% 855 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 956 809 760 785 789 757 MB/s
Read 2,351
Write 904
Mixed 660
SusWrite 809
259% 1,181 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 70
259% 96.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,361
DQ Write 888
DQ Mixed 895
729% 1,048 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1224 1180 1090 1084 1048 946 MB/s
Read 1,832
Write 1,103
Mixed 524
SusWrite 1,096
253% 1,138 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 53.3
183% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 512
DQ Write 823
DQ Mixed 656
500% 664 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 840 1139 1294 1435 1413 1398 MB/s
Read 1,397
Write 1,212
Mixed 598
SusWrite 1,253
250% 1,115 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 64.9
214% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 779
DQ Mixed 66.1
192% 396 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 835 859 812 884 845 841 MB/s
Read 761
Write 766
Mixed 453
SusWrite 846
159% 706 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 61.5
235% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,286
DQ Write 968
DQ Mixed 980
773% 1,078 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 337 296 261 248 250 MB/s
Read 1,400
Write 600
Mixed 379
SusWrite 298
146% 669 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 38.3
125% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 453
DQ Mixed 261
220% 313 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,850,671 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

System: Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS

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Very good Read/Write Performance for a low cost price


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