Average Bench: 231% (63rd of 1058)

Based on 5,653 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 131.2% 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 860MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,015MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 157%. 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 118MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 839MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
837 Read 1,588 1,984
706 Write 1,299 1,543
543 Mixed 839 1,040
366 SusWrite 957 1,222
262% 1,171 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.8 4K Read 50.5 62.3
52 4K Write 118 173
33.8 4K Mixed 65.7 85.7
223% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
414 DQ Read 1,015 1,522
135 DQ Write 793 1,311
197 DQ Mixed 860 1,277
655% 889 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
881GB free
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1352 1179 1176 1172 1169 1168 MB/s
Read 1,971
Write 1,538
Mixed 1,066
SusWrite 1,203
323% 1,444 MB/s
4K Read 63.4
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 84
286% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,334
DQ Write 1,105
DQ Mixed 1,182
896% 1,207 MB/s
449GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1210 1083 1102 1087 852 774 MB/s
Read 2,004
Write 1,438
Mixed 958
SusWrite 1,018
302% 1,355 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 80.1
273% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,292
DQ Write 1,131
DQ Mixed 1,177
892% 1,200 MB/s
864GB free
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1374 1177 1174 1172 1171 1169 MB/s
Read 1,977
Write 1,526
Mixed 1,021
SusWrite 1,206
320% 1,433 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 75.6
254% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,120
DQ Write 978
DQ Mixed 1,046
785% 1,048 MB/s
899GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 988 1107 1180 1165 1172 1175 MB/s
Read 1,804
Write 1,468
Mixed 923
SusWrite 1,131
298% 1,331 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 80
264% 94.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,287
DQ Write 1,126
DQ Mixed 1,159
882% 1,191 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1320 1213 1213 1168 1074 915 MB/s
Read 1,922
Write 1,458
Mixed 945
SusWrite 1,150
306% 1,369 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 76.4
262% 94.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,144
DQ Write 915
DQ Mixed 1030
771% 1,030 MB/s
954GB free
Firmware: 501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1371 1192 1189 1184 1179 1179 MB/s
Read 1,969
Write 1,542
Mixed 1,188
SusWrite 1,215
331% 1,479 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 69
227% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 922
DQ Mixed 996
747% 997 MB/s
557GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 937 1149 1141 1134 1149 1123 MB/s
Read 1,473
Write 1,260
Mixed 785
SusWrite 1,105
259% 1,156 MB/s
4K Read 54.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 70.2
231% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 479
DQ Mixed 589
440% 590 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 6,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
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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