Average Bench: 198% (84th of 1054)

more Based on 33,116 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 98.1% 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 783MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 951MB/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 555MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 747MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,116 samples)
Min Avg Max
682 Read 1,468 1,980
537 Write 1,196 1,545
461 Mixed 747 951
270 SusWrite 555 682
221% 992 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.1 4K Read 51.5 60.6
53.4 4K Write 115 160
29.6 4K Mixed 63.3 81.7
220% 76.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
373 DQ Read 951 1,463
174 DQ Write 745 1,230
233 DQ Mixed 783 1,130
604% 826 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1QCXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 772 404 461 453 430 408 MB/s
Read 1986
Write 1,517
Mixed 946
SusWrite 488
274% 1,234 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 77.4
266% 95.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,259
DQ Write 1,077
DQ Mixed 1,100
843% 1145 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 533 358 351 341 197 MB/s
Read 1,749
Write 1,400
Mixed 810
SusWrite 432
244% 1,098 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 77.6
262% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,402
DQ Write 1,148
DQ Mixed 1,092
868% 1,214 MB/s
374GB free
Firmware: CXY72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 876 656 654 648 648 651 MB/s
Read 1,388
Write 1,412
Mixed 876
SusWrite 689
244% 1,091 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 72.3
244% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,348
DQ Write 1,119
DQ Mixed 1,126
873% 1,198 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 585 592 604 619 610 604 MB/s
Read 1,233
Write 1,165
Mixed 632
SusWrite 602
203% 908 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 66.3
231% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 795
DQ Write 586
DQ Mixed 482
417% 621 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY70H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 423 437 425 431 422 MB/s
Read 1,122
Write 1,090
Mixed 614
SusWrite 429
182% 814 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 25.4
4K Mixed 22.6
78% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 939
DQ Write 724
DQ Mixed 819
616% 827 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7501Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 526 318 329 283 287 277 MB/s
Read 932
Write 745
Mixed 481
SusWrite 337
139% 624 MB/s
4K Read 7.2
4K Write 12.2
4K Mixed 7.6
27% 9 MB/s
DQ Read 43.8
DQ Write 37.8
DQ Mixed 29.4
25% 37 MB/s
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Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 4,968 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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5 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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