Average Bench: 193% (93rd of 1058)

more Based on 36,085 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 92.5% 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 743MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 904MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 143%. 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 544MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 731MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,085 samples)
Min Avg Max
791 Read 1,465 1,974
599 Write 1,160 1,528
456 Mixed 731 942
235 SusWrite 544 674
217% 975 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.9 4K Read 52.1 60.9
39.9 4K Write 109 161
25.7 4K Mixed 60.7 81.3
214% 73.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
322 DQ Read 904 1,395
150 DQ Write 682 1,162
199 DQ Mixed 743 1,104
569% 776 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 693 619 626 625 626 622 MB/s
Read 1805
Write 1,449
Mixed 917
SusWrite 635
268% 1,202 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 75.7
257% 91.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,324
DQ Write 1,117
DQ Mixed 1119
866% 1,187 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 797 624 625 621 623 583 MB/s
Read 1,575
Write 1,156
Mixed 809
SusWrite 646
233% 1,046 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 67.4
228% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,065
DQ Write 801
DQ Mixed 880
672% 915 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 620 594 368 348 345 MB/s
Read 1,538
Write 1,329
Mixed 766
SusWrite 511
231% 1,036 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 66.3
225% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 780
DQ Mixed 848
656% 902 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 767 593 622 620 614 622 MB/s
Read 989
Write 940
Mixed 683
SusWrite 640
182% 813 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 78.6
264% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,084
DQ Write 731
DQ Mixed 864
657% 893 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 698 596 603 590 591 597 MB/s
Read 1,713
Write 1194
Mixed 801
SusWrite 612
240% 1,080 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 60.1
200% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 660
DQ Write 461
DQ Mixed 583
429% 568 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,207,092 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 6,574 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 - $1,500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,500

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12 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


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