Average Bench: 223% (54th of 1021)

more Based on 11,499 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 123.2% 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 1,060MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 140%. 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 530MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,499 samples)
Min Avg Max
842 Read 1,551 2,170
389 Write 1,010 1,370
327 Mixed 530 697
263 SusWrite 907 1,428
222% 1,000 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.2 4K Read 47.7 56
60.5 4K Write 121 173
37.5 4K Mixed 59.1 74
212% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
478 DQ Read 1,060 1,486
267 DQ Write 765 1,102
261 DQ Mixed 788 990
623% 871 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1119 1230 1245 1248 1182 1172 MB/s
Read 1,855
Write 1,206
Mixed 571
SusWrite 1,199
269% 1,208 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 61.3
222% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,238
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 956
760% 1,064 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1403 1402 1404 1388 1387 1409 MB/s
Read 1,612
Write 1,283
Mixed 520
SusWrite 1,399
269% 1,204 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 54
202% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,253
DQ Write 928
DQ Mixed 923
735% 1,035 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ73H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1321 1307 1271 1168 758 758 MB/s
Read 1,811
Write 1,218
Mixed 526
SusWrite 1,097
259% 1,163 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 66.6
239% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 1,035
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 951
717% 962 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 796 680 626 576 549 539 MB/s
Read 1,852
Write 788
Mixed 514
SusWrite 628
208% 945 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 68.9
250% 92 MB/s
DQ Read 1,281
DQ Write 810
DQ Mixed 854
688% 982 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1191 1048 943 864 795 743 MB/s
Read 1,750
Write 1,188
Mixed 621
SusWrite 931
250% 1,123 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 61.3
216% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 983
DQ Write 852
DQ Mixed 914
686% 916 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1163 1227 1098 711 481 401 MB/s
Read 1,262
Write 922
Mixed 563
SusWrite 847
201% 898 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 54.7
216% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,080
DQ Write 914
DQ Mixed 926
713% 973 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1061 979 1001 961 883 860 MB/s
Read 1051
Write 1,083
Mixed 537
SusWrite 958
204% 907 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 57.1
196% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,196
DQ Write 881
DQ Mixed 899
710% 992 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L6QCXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 90 73 84 87 87 MB/s
Read 888
Write 118
Mixed 169
SusWrite 90.8
68% 317 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 40.1
159% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 944
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 297
284% 470 MB/s
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Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 1,025 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

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Excellent

7 months ago.

Very good Read/Write Performance for a low cost price


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