Average Bench: 196% (74th of 1026)

more Based on 27,320 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 96.3% 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 778MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 954MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 133%. 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 549MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 738MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,320 samples)
Min Avg Max
749 Read 1,458 1,962
635 Write 1,188 1,516
505 Mixed 738 931
255 SusWrite 549 673
219% 983 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.4 4K Read 48.8 60.2
51.6 4K Write 114 162
31.1 4K Mixed 63.3 80.8
215% 75.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
416 DQ Read 954 1,472
166 DQ Write 743 1,259
257 DQ Mixed 778 1,121
601% 825 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
400GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 849 624 627 377 295 295 MB/s
Read 1,895
Write 1,515
Mixed 854
SusWrite 511
265% 1,194 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 80.6
276% 98.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,345
DQ Write 1,168
DQ Mixed 1,114
874% 1,209 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 833 627 622 630 632 629 MB/s
Read 1,918
Write 1,526
Mixed 909
SusWrite 662
279% 1,254 MB/s
4K Read 57.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 76.2
261% 92.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,102
DQ Write 933
DQ Mixed 996
752% 1,010 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 799 550 399 306 224 208 MB/s
Read 1,986
Write 1,499
Mixed 928
SusWrite 414
268% 1,207 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 73.2
247% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 928
DQ Write 834
DQ Mixed 841
642% 868 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 787 631 631 630 629 629 MB/s
Read 1,675
Write 1,413
Mixed 790
SusWrite 656
253% 1,134 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 63.6
199% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,101
DQ Write 947
DQ Mixed 965
739% 1,004 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 591 432 416 427 427 422 MB/s
Read 1,638
Write 1,385
Mixed 825
SusWrite 452
239% 1075 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 40
143% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 988
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 845
655% 899 MB/s
397GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 661 603 615 608 616 617 MB/s
Read 1,474
Write 1,238
Mixed 732
SusWrite 620
226% 1,016 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 58.6
184% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 54
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 407
251% 264 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,475,286 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 18,492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,149

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 Comments

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7 months ago.

came in a new lenovo neither lenovo or samsung support it and it wont clone tested with data migration / and disk director from acronis 12 and 12.5


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

Dreadful performance on non-sequential writes. Like a cheap thumbdrive.


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