Average Bench: 198% (59th of 1003)

more Based on 18,012 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 98.0% 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 764MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 897MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 128%. 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 557MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 735MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,012 samples)
Min Avg Max
738 Read 1,497 1,973
598 Write 1,183 1,520
463 Mixed 735 927
260 SusWrite 557 674
221% 993 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.2 4K Read 53.4 61.2
43.7 4K Write 113 163
27.7 4K Mixed 63 81.6
221% 76.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 897 1,437
193 DQ Write 738 1,249
201 DQ Mixed 764 1,106
587% 800 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 599 564 521 556 586 MB/s
Read 532
Write 509
Mixed 458
SusWrite 549
116% 512 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 83.8
288% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,351
DQ Write 1,217
DQ Mixed 1,118
884% 1,228 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 795 628 635 628 565 472 MB/s
Read 1299
Write 909
Mixed 678
SusWrite 620
195% 876 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.3
166% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 815
DQ Write 706
DQ Mixed 765
572% 762 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L7QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 586 528 553 438 501 486 MB/s
Read 1,189
Write 806
Mixed 655
SusWrite 515
176% 791 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 52.9
171% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 816
DQ Write 625
DQ Mixed 729
543% 724 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 675 490 491 486 475 474 MB/s
Read 932
Write 1,241
Mixed 615
SusWrite 515
186% 826 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 46.5
174% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 832
DQ Write 723
DQ Mixed 784
586% 780 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 108 235 194 226 257 MB/s
Read 815
Write 960
Mixed 679
SusWrite 196
149% 663 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 56.1
190% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 988
DQ Write 829
DQ Mixed 879
666% 898 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 695 477 513 506 500 500 MB/s
Read 985
Write 967
Mixed 694
SusWrite 532
178% 795 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 66.4
4K Mixed 48.5
158% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 335
248% 328 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,781,594 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 13,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,225

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,225

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 Comments

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Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


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