Average Bench: 194% (44th of 959)

more Based on 12,988 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW512, NVMe PM961 NVMe SAMSU, PM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 512GB, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L2, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L7, SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 94.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 745MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 863MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 126%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 595MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 742MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,988 samples)
Min Avg Max
781 Read 1,473 1,949
717 Write 1,225 1,531
487 Mixed 742 914
389 SusWrite 595 669
225% 1,009 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 47.2 59.9
48.2 4K Write 109 163
28.8 4K Mixed 60.8 80.4
207% 72.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
88.8 DQ Read 863 1,419
148 DQ Write 707 1,196
184 DQ Mixed 745 1,100
569% 772 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 797 596 605 610 610 610 MB/s
Read 1,810
Write 1,248
Mixed 674
SusWrite 638
242% 1,093 MB/s
4K Read 57.4
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 74.4
252% 87.9 MB/s
DQ Read 906
DQ Write 807
DQ Mixed 842
635% 852 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 611 330 334 351 347 342 MB/s
Read 1,757
Write 1,380
Mixed 752
SusWrite 386
237% 1,069 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 64.3
213% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 874
DQ Write 634
DQ Mixed 765
568% 758 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 747 559 543 538 520 511 MB/s
Read 1,367
Write 1324
Mixed 674
SusWrite 570
220% 984 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 61.6
195% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,112
DQ Write 808
DQ Mixed 265
386% 728 MB/s
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 695 606 585 575 549 516 MB/s
Read 1,402
Write 1,289
Mixed 761
SusWrite 588
226% 1,010 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 40.2
138% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 417
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 333
257% 354 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,124,865 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 10,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,085

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,085

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I own it, got it virtually brand new at 2nd hand price


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