Average Bench: 219% (75th of 1058)

more Based on 18,698 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 119.1% 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 753MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,010MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 145%. 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 516MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,698 samples)
Min Avg Max
751 Read 1,559 2,280
358 Write 975 1,379
306 Mixed 516 716
241 SusWrite 893 1,451
219% 986 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.2 4K Read 48.7 56.5
55.2 4K Write 117 170
31.2 4K Mixed 58 72.9
210% 74.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
436 DQ Read 1,010 1,454
222 DQ Write 696 1,104
262 DQ Mixed 753 993
589% 820 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1332 1416 1378 852 726 689 MB/s
Read 2,005
Write 1,406
Mixed 584
SusWrite 1,066
281% 1,265 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 67
226% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,321
DQ Write 1,040
DQ Mixed 992
794% 1,118 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 858 862 828 794 751 718 MB/s
Read 1,977
Write 830
Mixed 618
SusWrite 802
233% 1,057 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 66.7
239% 86.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,187
DQ Write 892
DQ Mixed 927
724% 1,002 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 884 772 733 797 731 562 MB/s
Read 1,883
Write 971
Mixed 545
SusWrite 747
229% 1,036 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 64.1
227% 81.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,236
DQ Write 904
DQ Mixed 898
718% 1,013 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1012 972 952 929 907 880 MB/s
Read 2,092
Write 1,111
Mixed 637
SusWrite 942
264% 1,196 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 55.1
188% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 771
579% 777 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 389 334 317 288 273 MB/s
Read 1,991
Write 845
Mixed 581
SusWrite 347
206% 941 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 73.2
278% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,396
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 824
679% 991 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1098 950 1093 1071 1068 1012 MB/s
Read 1206
Write 1,222
Mixed 751
SusWrite 1,048
238% 1,057 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 64.4
225% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,167
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 960
733% 997 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 745 874 911 890 871 880 MB/s
Read 945
Write 900
Mixed 540
SusWrite 862
182% 812 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 62.9
213% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 780
DQ Mixed 897
666% 885 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS

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Excellent

23 months ago.

Very good Read/Write Performance for a low cost price


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