Average Bench: 183% (108th of 1058)

more Based on 82,013 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 83.1% 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 761MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 970MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 130%. 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 305MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 668MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 82,013 samples)
Min Avg Max
745 Read 1,453 1,994
529 Write 1,004 1,332
433 Mixed 668 924
179 SusWrite 305 355
190% 857 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.8 4K Read 54 62.2
46.5 4K Write 114 166
30.3 4K Mixed 63.4 82
224% 77.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
412 DQ Read 970 1,520
151 DQ Write 729 1,129
209 DQ Mixed 761 1,042
593% 820 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 325 104 0 0 0 MB/s
Read 1,134
Write 1066
Mixed 622
SusWrite 149
165% 743 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 61.5
209% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,105
DQ Write 876
DQ Mixed 835
667% 939 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 137 122 117 117 118 MB/s
Read 1,158
Write 768
Mixed 599
SusWrite 158
148% 671 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 66.2
221% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 815
DQ Write 516
DQ Mixed 679
502% 670 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 314 189 126 121 110 MB/s
Read 1,373
Write 1,179
Mixed 751
SusWrite 223
196% 881 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 57.8
191% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 626
DQ Write 453
DQ Mixed 579
422% 553 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 254 189 115 116 113 MB/s
Read 1386
Write 1,137
Mixed 818
SusWrite 203
197% 886 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 52.9
170% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 587
DQ Write 424
DQ Mixed 489
370% 500 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 92 105 111 113 113 MB/s
Read 1,419
Write 1,051
Mixed 609
SusWrite 104
176% 796 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 60
218% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 58.4
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 67.3
62% 92.7 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 10,900 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $35

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 Comments

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Good

1 month ago.

Simply there are faster alternatives in the market


Good

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months 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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