Average Bench: 225% (77th of 1072)

Based on 6,967 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 124.5% 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 821MB/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 163%. 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 111MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 825MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,967 samples)
Min Avg Max
811 Read 1,555 1,961
687 Write 1,277 1,545
516 Mixed 825 1,049
315 SusWrite 925 1,225
256% 1,145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.2 4K Read 51.6 61.4
39.5 4K Write 111 172
29.8 4K Mixed 63.1 85.6
218% 75.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
354 DQ Read 1,008 1,606
147 DQ Write 738 1,270
186 DQ Mixed 821 1,282
628% 855 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
736GB free
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1376 1208 1202 1197 1190 1187 MB/s
Read 1,692
Write 1,459
Mixed 966
SusWrite 1,226
299% 1336 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 82.6
275% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,755
DQ Write 1,405
DQ Mixed 1,326
1,062% 1,496 MB/s
340GB free
Firmware: CXY7101Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1168 1178 1188 1170 1175 1164 MB/s
Read 1,842
Write 1530
Mixed 946
SusWrite 1,174
307% 1,373 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 74.9
255% 90.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,455
DQ Write 1,130
DQ Mixed 1,072
862% 1,219 MB/s
900GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1258 1115 1017 1030 937 918 MB/s
Read 1,225
Write 921
Mixed 669
SusWrite 1,046
216% 965 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 52.7
172% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 508
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 449
326% 428 MB/s
498GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 804 807 787 798 808 720 MB/s
Read 1,366
Write 1,198
Mixed 680
SusWrite 788
225% 1,008 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 39.9
133% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 553
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 487
360% 478 MB/s
882GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1001 936 779 899 916 853 MB/s
Read 789
Write 964
Mixed 583
SusWrite 897
183% 808 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 32.5
137% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 456
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 300
235% 331 MB/s
900GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1087 903 975 947 833 842 MB/s
Read 793
Write 736
Mixed 604
SusWrite 931
173% 766 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 17.2
81% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 627
DQ Write 405
DQ Mixed 517
385% 516 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,176,189 SSDs tested

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
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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