Average Bench: 196% (92nd of 1059)

more Based on 44,403 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 96.1% 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 762MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 974MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 133%. 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 560MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 739MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
712 Read 1,444 1,964
562 Write 1,165 1,524
481 Mixed 739 938
265 SusWrite 560 677
218% 977 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 4K Read 50.8 61.1
45.6 4K Write 113 165
29.8 4K Mixed 62.7 82.7
217% 75.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
405 DQ Read 974 1,554
196 DQ Write 701 1,202
244 DQ Mixed 762 1,135
590% 812 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 696 482 451 451 433 419 MB/s
Read 1,625
Write 1,345
Mixed 802
SusWrite 489
237% 1,065 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 67.3
232% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,441
DQ Write 930
DQ Mixed 1,016
803% 1,129 MB/s
462GB free
Firmware: 6L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 847 653 646 643 650 646 MB/s
Read 1,717
Write 1,235
Mixed 831
SusWrite 681
248% 1,116 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 51.9
182% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 803
DQ Write 544
DQ Mixed 699
515% 682 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6L7QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 822 636 640 652 654 644 MB/s
Read 1,213
Write 1,165
Mixed 698
SusWrite 675
210% 938 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 50.7
161% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 823
DQ Mixed 931
704% 949 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 722 637 637 626 600 615 MB/s
Read 1,476
Write 1,305
Mixed 768
SusWrite 640
234% 1,047 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 47.6
147% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 530
394% 530 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.5 6.1 6.8 9.8 8.2 10 MB/s
Read 1538
Write 17.1
Mixed 26.4
SusWrite 8.3
83% 397 MB/s
4K Read 96.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 3.6
152% 34 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,878 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 2,300 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
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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2 years 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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