Average Bench: 181% (86th of 1011)

more Based on 48,098 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00000, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L2, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L1, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L7

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 81.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 759MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 947MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 136%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 306MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 645MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
707 Read 1,407 1,994
545 Write 992 1,320
448 Mixed 645 899
177 SusWrite 306 354
186% 837 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 4K Read 55.4 62.9
44.5 4K Write 112 172
26.7 4K Mixed 62.5 84.1
223% 76.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
166 DQ Read 947 1,461
173 DQ Write 770 1,142
176 DQ Mixed 759 1,027
596% 825 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 320 320 318 318 316 MB/s
Read 1453
Write 1,121
Mixed 748
SusWrite 344
204% 916 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 85.5
304% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,538
DQ Write 1,067
DQ Mixed 1,000
828% 1,202 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 326 327 327 326 326 MB/s
Read 1,089
Write 960
Mixed 548
SusWrite 350
164% 737 MB/s
4K Read 62.5
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 81.8
289% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,359
DQ Write 874
DQ Mixed 914
736% 1,049 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 479 322 325 264 172 166 MB/s
Read 1,198
Write 961
Mixed 559
SusWrite 288
167% 752 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 72
259% 93.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1275
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 855
716% 1,043 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 245 231 246 229 222 MB/s
Read 1,189
Write 1,207
Mixed 702
SusWrite 273
188% 843 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 61.1
205% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,130
DQ Write 936
DQ Mixed 938
728% 1,002 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 296 319 316 317 319 MB/s
Read 1,086
Write 883
Mixed 549
SusWrite 330
158% 712 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 35.8
4K Mixed 26
85% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 317
248% 340 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,105,085 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 19,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 80WK

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 Comments

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Good

1 month ago.

Simply there are faster alternatives in the market


Excellent

3 months ago.

I have been using it on my Mi Notebook Pro and it is a monster in IO


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