Average Bench: 222% (46th of 1000)

Based on 3,040 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 122.0% 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 782MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 737MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 134%. 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 113MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 807MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
787 Read 1,547 1,960
726 Write 1,289 1,542
535 Mixed 807 986
372 SusWrite 952 1,205
257% 1,149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 4K Read 49.8 58.4
53.5 4K Write 113 164
29.8 4K Mixed 62.4 81.5
215% 75 MB/s
Min Avg Max
89.9 DQ Read 867 1,410
188 DQ Write 737 1,209
133 DQ Mixed 782 1,217
592% 795 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
924GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1043 1040 1083 1041 107 847 MB/s
Read 1,848
Write 1,511
Mixed 872
SusWrite 860
284% 1,273 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 79.6
254% 89.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,252
DQ Write 1,008
DQ Mixed 871
723% 1,044 MB/s
772GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1148 1140 1167 1154 1163 1158 MB/s
Read 1,772
Write 1,372
Mixed 844
SusWrite 1,155
287% 1,286 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 57.9
189% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 741
DQ Write 885
DQ Mixed 826
619% 817 MB/s
772GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1091 1127 1119 1049 986 1130 MB/s
Read 1,693
Write 1385
Mixed 777
SusWrite 1,084
276% 1,235 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 55.7
183% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 706
DQ Write 895
DQ Mixed 820
613% 807 MB/s
812GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1067 1106 1127 1093 1080 1086 MB/s
Read 918
Write 686
Mixed 569
SusWrite 1,093
184% 817 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 60.8
215% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 961
DQ Write 857
DQ Mixed 873
665% 897 MB/s
812GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1140 1111 1099 1085 1080 1081 MB/s
Read 727
Write 684
Mixed 575
SusWrite 1,100
174% 771 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59.2
212% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 838
DQ Mixed 902
673% 893 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 922 488 462 320 280 215 MB/s
Read 1,645
Write 1,432
Mixed 882
SusWrite 448
245% 1,102 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 66.4
209% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 956
DQ Write 804
DQ Mixed 874
656% 878 MB/s
842GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1028 1161 1183 636 546 531 MB/s
Read 1,645
Write 1,448
Mixed 787
SusWrite 848
264% 1,182 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 48.2
185% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 611
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 520
375% 492 MB/s
451GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1134 1088 1062 894 460 515 MB/s
Read 1,254
Write 1,212
Mixed 736
SusWrite 859
228% 1,015 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 43.2
136% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 810
DQ Write 553
DQ Mixed 611
475% 658 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,384,409 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 12,994 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,000

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,000

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