Average Bench: 225% (56th of 1016)

Based on 3,660 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 125.5% 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 847MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 807MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 143%. 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 807MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,660 samples)
Min Avg Max
778 Read 1,519 1,948
692 Write 1,278 1,544
576 Mixed 807 1,010
385 SusWrite 956 1,213
255% 1,140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 48 59.9
44.7 4K Write 117 169
31 4K Mixed 64.3 83.4
217% 76.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
203 DQ Read 956 1,501
200 DQ Write 807 1,290
188 DQ Mixed 847 1,277
644% 870 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
663GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1059 1167 1193 1196 1194 1197 MB/s
Read 1,627
Write 1,507
Mixed 952
SusWrite 1,168
295% 1,313 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 79.3
278% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,427
DQ Write 1,182
DQ Mixed 1,234
943% 1,281 MB/s
890GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1286 1159 1177 1179 1180 1182 MB/s
Read 1,874
Write 1,452
Mixed 902
SusWrite 1,194
303% 1,356 MB/s
4K Read 54.3
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 73.9
246% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,286
DQ Write 1,148
DQ Mixed 1,191
900% 1,208 MB/s
698GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1289 1132 1171 1113 977 324 MB/s
Read 1,742
Write 1,532
Mixed 908
SusWrite 1,001
290% 1,296 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 68
226% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 926
DQ Write 789
DQ Mixed 863
645% 859 MB/s
486GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1009 851 827 803 791 702 MB/s
Read 1,453
Write 1,320
Mixed 750
SusWrite 831
244% 1,088 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65
219% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 897
DQ Write 872
DQ Mixed 934
688% 901 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1233 1131 1097 1045 1090 1069 MB/s
Read 1,087
Write 1,262
Mixed 785
SusWrite 1,111
239% 1,061 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 49.9
192% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 1,109
DQ Write 941
DQ Mixed 1,035
773% 1,028 MB/s
501GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1103 1008 993 991 814 576 MB/s
Read 1,336
Write 1,193
Mixed 742
SusWrite 914
234% 1,046 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 53.7
176% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 610
DQ Write 409
DQ Mixed 531
390% 517 MB/s
735GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1151 1110 1183 1130 1122 1169 MB/s
Read 1,019
Write 1,380
Mixed 869
SusWrite 1,144
250% 1,103 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 62.8
208% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 46
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 65.1
52% 71 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,398,519 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 16,059 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,100

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