Average Bench: 229% (71st of 1058)

Based on 5,076 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 128.7% 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 867MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,008MB/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 824MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,076 samples)
Min Avg Max
777 Read 1,547 1,972
709 Write 1,288 1,544
562 Mixed 824 1,013
371 SusWrite 949 1,220
258% 1,152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.7 4K Read 49.1 61
49 4K Write 117 167
34.3 4K Mixed 65.6 84.2
221% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
365 DQ Read 1,008 1,567
161 DQ Write 806 1,333
230 DQ Mixed 867 1,280
660% 894 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
483GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1308 1209 1203 1199 1183 1197 MB/s
Read 1,952
Write 1,481
Mixed 1,000
SusWrite 1,216
316% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 84.6
284% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,450
DQ Write 1,288
DQ Mixed 1,323
1,004% 1,354 MB/s
861GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1283 1160 1170 1162 1161 1157 MB/s
Read 1,899
Write 1,539
Mixed 974
SusWrite 1,182
313% 1,399 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 78.5
268% 95.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,257
DQ Write 1,087
DQ Mixed 1,156
871% 1,167 MB/s
561GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 724 1178 1133 1163 1187 1186 MB/s
Read 1,573
Write 1513
Mixed 889
SusWrite 1,095
284% 1,267 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 79.2
270% 98.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,504
DQ Write 1,319
DQ Mixed 1,257
985% 1,360 MB/s
664GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1351 1191 1183 417 140 901 MB/s
Read 2,058
Write 1,541
Mixed 927
SusWrite 864
300% 1,347 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 82.1
273% 97 MB/s
DQ Read 1,165
DQ Write 976
DQ Mixed 1,067
800% 1,069 MB/s
471GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1109 1162 1177 1162 286 706 MB/s
Read 1,597
Write 1,423
Mixed 844
SusWrite 934
268% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 77.7
265% 95.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,332
DQ Write 1,119
DQ Mixed 1,141
878% 1,197 MB/s
898GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1332 1107 1150 944 1019 995 MB/s
Read 1486
Write 1,256
Mixed 664
SusWrite 1,091
252% 1,124 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 72.1
239% 82.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,155
DQ Write 931
DQ Mixed 1,033
776% 1,040 MB/s
905GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1156 1143 1152 1162 1156 1149 MB/s
Read 1,378
Write 1,136
Mixed 842
SusWrite 1153
253% 1127 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 75
251% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 857
DQ Mixed 956
718% 962 MB/s
736GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 559 513 596 650 549 549 MB/s
Read 627
Write 497
Mixed 659
SusWrite 569
132% 588 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 35.7
149% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 528
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 432
308% 400 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 5,426 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,500

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