Average Bench: 227% (59th of 1037)

Based on 4,155 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW1T0, NVMe PM961 NVMe SAMSU, PM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 1024GB, SAMSUNG MZVLW1T0HMLH-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 127.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 874MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 827MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 151%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 814MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,155 samples)
Min Avg Max
703 Read 1,554 1,967
689 Write 1,281 1,546
523 Mixed 814 1,008
296 SusWrite 913 1,218
255% 1,141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 4K Read 50.6 60.2
51.8 4K Write 117 164
33.9 4K Mixed 65.6 83.4
223% 77.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
386 DQ Read 994 1,470
188 DQ Write 827 1,300
239 DQ Mixed 874 1,273
665% 898 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
843GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1363 1175 1182 1185 1187 1179 MB/s
Read 1,937
Write 1,530
Mixed 962
SusWrite 1,212
315% 1,410 MB/s
4K Read 62.1
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 86.7
301% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,398
DQ Write 1,240
DQ Mixed 1,229
946% 1,289 MB/s
515GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1186 1141 1168 1178 1173 1169 MB/s
Read 2001
Write 1,521
Mixed 1,085
SusWrite 1,169
323% 1,444 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 80.1
267% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,392
DQ Write 1,242
DQ Mixed 1,261
961% 1,299 MB/s
896GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY73D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1222 1206 1195 1188 1197 1193 MB/s
Read 1,787
Write 1,548
Mixed 1,025
SusWrite 1,200
311% 1,390 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 80.1
268% 95.7 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 716
DQ Mixed 800
598% 798 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 854 392 354 343 333 328 MB/s
Read 1,899
Write 1,340
Mixed 977
SusWrite 434
258% 1,162 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 80.9
274% 97.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,465
DQ Write 1,225
DQ Mixed 1,270
972% 1,320 MB/s
911GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1195 1139 1100 849 1015 959 MB/s
Read 947
Write 730
Mixed 661
SusWrite 1,043
190% 845 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 72.6
241% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 794
DQ Mixed 843
635% 850 MB/s
461GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 882 928 902 822 821 822 MB/s
Read 843
Write 866
Mixed 582
SusWrite 863
178% 788 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 66.3
218% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 525
DQ Mixed 662
508% 700 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,611,480 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,300

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