Average Bench: 226% (64th of 1040)

more Based on 14,889 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 125.9% 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 788MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,048MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 157%. 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 547MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,889 samples)
Min Avg Max
739 Read 1,594 2,293
408 Write 1,036 1,380
335 Mixed 547 758
270 SusWrite 939 1,454
229% 1,029 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.1 4K Read 46.8 56.1
64.3 4K Write 120 171
40.5 4K Mixed 59.2 72.8
210% 75.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
478 DQ Read 1,048 1,484
229 DQ Write 756 1,114
308 DQ Mixed 788 993
620% 864 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1220 1223 1222 1221 1210 1185 MB/s
Read 1,312
Write 1,227
Mixed 610
SusWrite 1,213
245% 1,091 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 64.8
225% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,243
DQ Write 1,084
DQ Mixed 872
733% 1,066 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 970 603 549 498 451 438 MB/s
Read 1,849
Write 1,193
Mixed 544
SusWrite 585
230% 1,043 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 63.8
212% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,107
DQ Write 922
DQ Mixed 927
718% 986 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L0QCXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 337 303 287 247 254 MB/s
Read 2,085
Write 505
Mixed 396
SusWrite 308
178% 824 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 52.9
202% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 897
DQ Write 541
DQ Mixed 716
534% 718 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 972 1034 1020 891 895 858 MB/s
Read 1,241
Write 1082
Mixed 645
SusWrite 945
219% 978 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 36.9
145% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 947
DQ Write 744
DQ Mixed 860
640% 850 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 782 713 676 553 541 592 MB/s
Read 1,617
Write 788
Mixed 435
SusWrite 643
192% 871 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 48.4
159% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 722
DQ Write 383
DQ Mixed 635
450% 580 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 234 230 222 217 209 MB/s
Read 1,510
Write 342
Mixed 336
SusWrite 234
131% 605 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 47.4
166% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,228
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 516
448% 690 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,355,149 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 443 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

15 months ago.

Very good Read/Write Performance for a low cost price


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