Average Bench: 200% (86th of 1058)

more Based on 42,507 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 100.4% 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 786MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 992MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 137%. 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 553MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 751MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
751 Read 1,506 1,990
593 Write 1,201 1,534
492 Mixed 751 949
268 SusWrite 553 678
223% 1,003 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.5 4K Read 54.7 61.9
42.3 4K Write 114 175
26.4 4K Mixed 62.9 83.8
224% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
389 DQ Read 992 1,559
219 DQ Write 726 1,220
252 DQ Mixed 786 1,149
607% 835 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 820 647 651 651 649 648 MB/s
Read 2035
Write 1,488
Mixed 928
SusWrite 678
285% 1,282 MB/s
4K Read 61.6
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 83
286% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,208
DQ Write 947
DQ Mixed 1,013
776% 1,056 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 598 589 588 588 582 MB/s
Read 1809
Write 1,445
Mixed 871
SusWrite 626
264% 1,188 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 85.6
285% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,473
DQ Write 1,097
DQ Mixed 1,091
868% 1,220 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 804 613 614 612 604 605 MB/s
Read 1,765
Write 1,324
Mixed 751
SusWrite 642
249% 1,120 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 73.3
257% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,221
DQ Write 908
DQ Mixed 973
752% 1034 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 863 653 658 651 652 646 MB/s
Read 1,526
Write 1,389
Mixed 867
SusWrite 687
250% 1,117 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 58.2
204% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 828
DQ Write 702
DQ Mixed 760
571% 763 MB/s
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 758 569 562 560 553 554 MB/s
Read 1198
Write 1,130
Mixed 680
SusWrite 593
201% 900 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 69.5
214% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 998
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 806
610% 828 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 678 584 619 619 624 638 MB/s
Read 1,708
Write 1330
Mixed 766
SusWrite 627
246% 1,108 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 53.4
173% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 424
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 399
307% 417 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,018,064 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 8,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,300

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20 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


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