Average Bench: 198% (66th of 1011)

more Based on 22,462 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 787MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 941MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 135%. 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 566MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 739MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
713 Read 1,476 1,963
644 Write 1,190 1,533
491 Mixed 739 934
299 SusWrite 566 671
221% 993 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 49.6 60.8
51.4 4K Write 114 169
32.2 4K Mixed 62.8 82.7
216% 75.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
335 DQ Read 941 1,503
220 DQ Write 771 1,263
239 DQ Mixed 787 1,131
608% 833 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 7L7QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 580 633 641 639 638 636 MB/s
Read 1,900
Write 1,416
Mixed 887
SusWrite 628
268% 1,208 MB/s
4K Read 59.6
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 83.3
284% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1202
DQ Write 1,026
DQ Mixed 1049
804% 1,092 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L7QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 788 625 646 643 644 648 MB/s
Read 1584
Write 1,389
Mixed 767
SusWrite 665
246% 1,101 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 73.9
252% 89.5 MB/s
DQ Read 965
DQ Write 851
DQ Mixed 906
680% 907 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 723 605 608 601 603 598 MB/s
Read 1,436
Write 1,204
Mixed 764
SusWrite 623
225% 1,007 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 56.8
204% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,162
DQ Write 690
DQ Mixed 922
688% 925 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 721 647 624 648 639 622 MB/s
Read 1886
Write 1,474
Mixed 897
SusWrite 650
273% 1,227 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 49.8
203% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 52.3
DQ Write 792
DQ Mixed 77.1
163% 307 MB/s
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 793 625 627 629 625 628 MB/s
Read 976
Write 1118
Mixed 698
SusWrite 654
194% 862 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 29
104% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 720
DQ Write 638
DQ Mixed 691
515% 683 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,666,076 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 14,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,120

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 Comments

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Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

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


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