Average Bench: 173% (95th of 1016)

Based on 6,437 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 73.5% 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 1,551MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 97.6%. 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 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 522MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
775 Read 1,551 1,977
125 Write 690 801
129 Mixed 522 634
90.8 SusWrite 163 186
160% 731 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.7 4K Read 62.1 65.2
42.4 4K Write 116 172
17.1 4K Mixed 60.6 80.4
233% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
259 DQ Read 782 890
149 DQ Write 633 802
183 DQ Mixed 601 728
479% 672 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 213 165 166 165 164 MB/s
Read 1,053
Write 749
Mixed 492
SusWrite 178
137% 618 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 48.2
186% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 868
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 699
551% 766 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,681,973 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 21,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 80WK

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