Average Bench: 201% (70th of 1016)

more Based on 23,761 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 100.6% 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 783MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 933MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 131%. 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 755MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
765 Read 1,505 1,969
662 Write 1,226 1,529
497 Mixed 755 940
293 SusWrite 566 678
226% 1,013 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 50.6 61.8
53.1 4K Write 116 168
30.1 4K Mixed 64.4 83.4
221% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
189 DQ Read 933 1,497
160 DQ Write 768 1,279
177 DQ Mixed 783 1,138
605% 828 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 780 637 626 630 628 621 MB/s
Read 1,086
Write 854
Mixed 594
SusWrite 654
178% 797 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 76.8
261% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,119
DQ Write 929
DQ Mixed 957
735% 1,002 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 814 637 639 640 637 640 MB/s
Read 1,282
Write 1,107
Mixed 708
SusWrite 668
210% 941 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 67.2
227% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 904
DQ Write 771
DQ Mixed 847
632% 841 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 824 619 623 632 628 385 MB/s
Read 1,179
Write 1,021
Mixed 770
SusWrite 618
201% 897 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 72.9
206% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 934
DQ Mixed 986
743% 995 MB/s
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 672 617 615 638 627 642 MB/s
Read 1,843
Write 1,476
Mixed 906
SusWrite 635
270% 1,215 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 60
204% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 51.1
DQ Write 647
DQ Mixed 69.8
137% 256 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 731 592 588 583 582 582 MB/s
Read 920
Write 744
Mixed 646
SusWrite 610
164% 730 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 65.8
220% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,037
DQ Write 886
DQ Mixed 932
707% 952 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 588 369 364 358 334 318 MB/s
Read 1,568
Write 1,328
Mixed 771
SusWrite 389
226% 1,014 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 64.5
221% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 903
DQ Write 451
DQ Mixed 578
455% 644 MB/s
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 783 535 565 570 567 563 MB/s
Read 1,387
Write 1,151
Mixed 730
SusWrite 597
216% 966 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 71.4
242% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 59.4
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 76
69% 101 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 691 576 565 623 622 605 MB/s
Read 898
Write 945
Mixed 614
SusWrite 614
172% 768 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 41.6
148% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,276
DQ Write 1061
DQ Mixed 1,058
823% 1,132 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 16,147 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 - $1,100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,100

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 Comments

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1 month ago.

came in a new lenovo neither lenovo or samsung support it and it wont clone tested with data migration / and disk director from acronis 12 and 12.5


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

12 months ago.

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


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