Average Bench: 179% (115th of 1058)

more Based on 85,393 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 78.8% 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 732MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 968MB/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 303MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 651MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,393 samples)
Min Avg Max
670 Read 1,400 1,984
341 Write 979 1,324
309 Mixed 651 945
175 SusWrite 303 355
185% 833 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 4K Read 56 61.7
42.1 4K Write 109 164
26.3 4K Mixed 61.4 82.1
221% 75.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
369 DQ Read 968 1,538
220 DQ Write 685 1,110
260 DQ Mixed 732 1,027
572% 795 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free
Firmware: 5L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 506 322 323 325 324 319 MB/s
Read 1,977
Write 1,259
Mixed 886
SusWrite 353
247% 1,119 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 84
291% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1487
DQ Write 1,127
DQ Mixed 1,030
846% 1,215 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 292 292 294 298 297 MB/s
Read 1898
Write 1,093
Mixed 745
SusWrite 324
224% 1,015 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 65.2
220% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 969
DQ Write 686
DQ Mixed 802
606% 819 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 185 181 174 164 160 MB/s
Read 1,635
Write 1,066
Mixed 784
SusWrite 208
204% 923 MB/s
4K Read 54.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 70
236% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,110
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 819
641% 893 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 197 192 187 183 180 MB/s
Read 704
Write 646
Mixed 501
SusWrite 218
116% 517 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 69
232% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,028
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 826
635% 869 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 300 316 316 307 285 MB/s
Read 847
Write 714
Mixed 609
SusWrite 309
138% 620 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 51.8
155% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 826
DQ Write 542
DQ Mixed 664
501% 678 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 314 326 325 328 329 MB/s
Read 655
Write 638
Mixed 485
SusWrite 331
118% 527 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 46
178% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 825
DQ Write 383
DQ Mixed 544
419% 584 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 14,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $49

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 Comments

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Good

12 months ago.

Simply there are faster alternatives in the market


Good

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Bought this used for $25, and it simply blew my 120 GB SSD out of the water! Fastest drive of any kind that I have ever had.


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