Average Bench: 178% (80th of 1003)

more Based on 43,246 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 77.7% 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 749MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 913MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 132%. 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 316MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 663MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,246 samples)
Min Avg Max
707 Read 1,389 1,996
557 Write 1,013 1,335
450 Mixed 663 941
217 SusWrite 316 355
187% 845 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 52.2 61.5
34.8 4K Write 107 161
27.4 4K Mixed 61.7 80.5
215% 73.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
212 DQ Read 913 1,469
162 DQ Write 744 1146
190 DQ Mixed 749 1,022
582% 802 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L7QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 281 279 276 277 276 MB/s
Read 1,677
Write 1155
Mixed 731
SusWrite 308
214% 968 MB/s
4K Read 61.7
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 83.7
289% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,585
DQ Write 1,094
DQ Mixed 1,001
839% 1,226 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,833,945 SSDs tested.

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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 17,564 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Lenovo 80WK

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 316% - Outstanding Total price: $45

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Simply there are faster alternatives in the market


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