Average Bench: 169% (94th of 1011)

Based on 5,557 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 69.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 601MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,477MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 96.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 534MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,557 samples)
Min Avg Max
776 Read 1,477 1,957
587 Write 709 802
406 Mixed 534 639
126 SusWrite 167 185
158% 722 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.6 4K Read 53 62.3
44.9 4K Write 119 171
28.6 4K Mixed 62.1 79.6
223% 77.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
233 DQ Read 773 891
159 DQ Write 647 784
185 DQ Mixed 601 723
480% 674 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 172 171 171 170 150 MB/s
Read 1,334
Write 748
Mixed 599
SusWrite 174
157% 714 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 76.8
273% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 880
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 716
563% 781 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 141 140 137 136 135 MB/s
Read 1,527
Write 769
Mixed 599
SusWrite 145
167% 760 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 61.1
229% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 778
DQ Mixed 679
546% 768 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 168 168 169 167 157 MB/s
Read 1,183
Write 722
Mixed 506
SusWrite 174
142% 646 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 64.6
231% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 880
DQ Write 720
DQ Mixed 686
545% 762 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 121 120 120 118 124 MB/s
Read 960
Write 583
Mixed 392
SusWrite 129
114% 516 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 20.9
71% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 194
166% 243 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,505,966 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 19,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 80WK

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