Average Bench: 231% (46th of 1011)

more Based on 10,327 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 130.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 799MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,045MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 149%. 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 548MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,327 samples)
Min Avg Max
782 Read 1,604 2,264
452 Write 1,065 1,374
350 Mixed 548 723
284 SusWrite 979 1,438
233% 1,049 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.9 4K Read 49.1 57.3
66.1 4K Write 123 175
39.1 4K Mixed 59.6 74.6
216% 77.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
337 DQ Read 1,045 1,543
240 DQ Write 787 1,102
253 DQ Mixed 799 992
629% 877 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1403 1413 1406 1416 1426 1423 MB/s
Read 2284
Write 1,340
Mixed 691
SusWrite 1,414
318% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 80.3
309% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,392
DQ Write 1,094
DQ Mixed 988
809% 1,158 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1255 1204 1266 1178 1164 1240 MB/s
Read 2,366
Write 1,167
Mixed 774
SusWrite 1,218
306% 1,381 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.1
228% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,017
DQ Write 895
DQ Mixed 934
706% 949 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1243 1316 1324 1307 1311 1312 MB/s
Read 1,824
Write 1,229
Mixed 553
SusWrite 1,302
273% 1,227 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 57.8
207% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,212
DQ Write 1,048
DQ Mixed 929
751% 1,063 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1255 1312 1295 1235 1228 1215 MB/s
Read 1,702
Write 1,226
Mixed 474
SusWrite 1,257
260% 1,165 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 59.7
215% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,242
DQ Write 1,077
DQ Mixed 966
777% 1,095 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 871 830 807 788 775 761 MB/s
Read 2,000
Write 910
Mixed 530
SusWrite 805
234% 1,061 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 67.6
238% 85.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 928
DQ Mixed 937
745% 1,046 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 494 443 394 380 371 352 MB/s
Read 1,602
Write 503
Mixed 404
SusWrite 406
159% 729 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 57.9
204% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1024
DQ Write 635
DQ Mixed 818
613% 826 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

System: Asus G752VSK

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