Average Bench: 218% (55th of 1009)

Based on 3,014 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 118.2% 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 779MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 731MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 142%. 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 109MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 798MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
768 Read 1,531 1,952
724 Write 1,280 1,540
541 Mixed 798 982
340 SusWrite 928 1,204
254% 1,134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 49.2 58.2
43.3 4K Write 109 163
28.3 4K Mixed 61.1 80.1
211% 73.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
168 DQ Read 862 1,427
186 DQ Write 731 1,225
218 DQ Mixed 779 1,235
589% 791 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
819GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1313 1198 1180 1188 1186 1192 MB/s
Read 1,861
Write 1526
Mixed 935
SusWrite 1,210
309% 1,383 MB/s
4K Read 54.6
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 75.4
266% 97.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,181
DQ Write 1,029
DQ Mixed 1,079
816% 1,096 MB/s
284GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1234 1153 1147 1128 1143 1083 MB/s
Read 1,646
Write 1439
Mixed 844
SusWrite 1148
284% 1,269 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 73.9
248% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,312
DQ Write 1,134
DQ Mixed 1,175
894% 1,207 MB/s
454GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1073 939 930 934 922 907 MB/s
Read 1,952
Write 1,541
Mixed 913
SusWrite 951
299% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 59
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 79.5
273% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 988
DQ Write 762
DQ Mixed 778
608% 843 MB/s
454GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1190 1209 1196 1195 1039 918 MB/s
Read 1,968
Write 1,470
Mixed 1,009
SusWrite 1,124
311% 1,393 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 71.4
234% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 820
DQ Write 729
DQ Mixed 735
562% 761 MB/s
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1016 831 489 293 254 202 MB/s
Read 1,312
Write 1,139
Mixed 796
SusWrite 514
210% 940 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 50.5
170% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 831
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 777
581% 774 MB/s
747GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L7QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1083 1028 1164 1109 1165 720 MB/s
Read 1,445
Write 1,275
Mixed 774
SusWrite 1,045
254% 1,135 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 35
114% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 188
141% 188 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 220 195 178 110 110 MB/s
Read 1062
Write 761
Mixed 606
SusWrite 214
147% 661 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 28.5
4K Mixed 18.2
67% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 108
110% 167 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,996,255 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 13,856 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,206

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,206

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