Average Bench: 198% (77th of 1040)

more Based on 28,694 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 98.2% 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 804MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 953MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 127%. 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 563MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 752MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,694 samples)
Min Avg Max
725 Read 1,466 1,965
551 Write 1,198 1,533
496 Mixed 752 926
298 SusWrite 563 675
222% 995 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.5 4K Read 49 59.8
48.9 4K Write 114 161
29.7 4K Mixed 63.9 81.2
217% 75.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
338 DQ Read 953 1,423
177 DQ Write 760 1,222
295 DQ Mixed 804 1,128
616% 839 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
372GB free
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 873 657 656 469 652 655 MB/s
Read 1,709
Write 1,520
Mixed 788
SusWrite 660
261% 1,169 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 70.8
236% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,055
DQ Write 846
DQ Mixed 919
696% 940 MB/s
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 808 640 642 639 644 639 MB/s
Read 1,596
Write 1,411
Mixed 780
SusWrite 668
248% 1,114 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 71.2
236% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,029
DQ Write 780
DQ Mixed 912
680% 907 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 602 627 627 627 625 MB/s
Read 1,756
Write 1,366
Mixed 844
SusWrite 653
257% 1,155 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 66
230% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 606
DQ Mixed 770
564% 743 MB/s
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 791 623 630 610 619 630 MB/s
Read 1,211
Write 1,049
Mixed 681
SusWrite 650
201% 898 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 73.9
248% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,119
DQ Write 921
DQ Mixed 968
739% 1,003 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 523 257 237 218 198 181 MB/s
Read 1,043
Write 776
Mixed 614
SusWrite 269
150% 676 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 50.4
174% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 836
DQ Write 608
DQ Mixed 659
509% 701 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,128,534 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 3,615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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1 month ago.

Very fast, storage is a little limiting if you're going to install big files.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

21 months ago.

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


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