Average Bench: 213% (61st of 1016)

Based on 861 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVPW128HEGM-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPW128

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 113.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 704MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,105MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 123%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 513MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 584MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 861 samples)
Min Avg Max
860 Read 1,779 2,506
269 Write 653 774
272 Mixed 513 684
178 SusWrite 584 762
194% 882 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.9 4K Read 57.6 58.3
64.9 4K Write 133 181
32.6 4K Mixed 57 69.2
231% 82.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
454 DQ Read 1,105 1,528
221 DQ Write 607 716
260 DQ Mixed 704 876
564% 805 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 745 721 685 629 594 570 MB/s
Read 2469
Write 747
Mixed 701
SusWrite 657
250% 1,144 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 68.2
264% 99 MB/s
DQ Read 1,280
DQ Write 694
DQ Mixed 872
679% 949 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7400Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 754 745 750 747 708 672 MB/s
Read 1965
Write 769
Mixed 594
SusWrite 729
223% 1,014 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 66.3
250% 92.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,294
DQ Write 706
DQ Mixed 863
678% 954 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 742 743 741 741 739 738 MB/s
Read 1970
Write 744
Mixed 587
SusWrite 741
222% 1,010 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 62
224% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,412
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 859
690% 991 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 740 735 725 717 701 694 MB/s
Read 1,657
Write 750
Mixed 510
SusWrite 719
200% 909 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 58.8
204% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 886
DQ Write 613
DQ Mixed 771
570% 757 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: CXZ7400Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 740 735 742 739 736 736 MB/s
Read 921
Write 741
Mixed 356
SusWrite 738
154% 689 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 56.1
4K Mixed 38.5
127% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 478
DQ Write 372
DQ Mixed 437
324% 429 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,454,550 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 23,376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $774

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