Average Bench: 214% (60th of 1012)

Based on 846 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVPW128HEGM-00000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVPW128

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 113.6% 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 711MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,112MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 105%. 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 514MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 585MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 846 samples)
Min Avg Max
823 Read 1,760 2,453
317 Write 657 774
298 Mixed 514 678
202 SusWrite 585 762
193% 879 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.5 4K Read 56.4 58.1
75.4 4K Write 135 181
36.5 4K Mixed 57.8 69.2
231% 83.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
444 DQ Read 1,112 1,528
237 DQ Write 613 717
260 DQ Mixed 711 876
569% 812 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 784 784 790 788 791 790 MB/s
Read 2,098
Write 791
Mixed 598
SusWrite 788
235% 1,069 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 64.6
237% 85.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,023
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 881
659% 882 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 783 786 789 705 755 699 MB/s
Read 2,009
Write 787
Mixed 612
SusWrite 753
229% 1,040 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 65.5
238% 85.9 MB/s
DQ Read 991
DQ Write 730
DQ Mixed 874
649% 865 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 695 729 671 581 520 492 MB/s
Read 1,761
Write 699
Mixed 520
SusWrite 615
198% 899 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 56.4
208% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 916
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 845
619% 814 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 526 498 472 457 429 390 MB/s
Read 1936
Write 566
Mixed 498
SusWrite 462
189% 865 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.7
191% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 755
DQ Write 561
DQ Mixed 681
503% 666 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,943,684 SSDs tested.

Typical SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 22,387 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $971

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