Average Bench: 177% (88th of 1011)

Based on 5,586 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 76.8% 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 615MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,587MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 94.1%. 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 165MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 534MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,586 samples)
Min Avg Max
811 Read 1,587 1,961
322 Write 701 809
257 Mixed 534 641
125 SusWrite 165 185
163% 747 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 4K Read 61.2 63.8
48.6 4K Write 119 172
24.2 4K Mixed 62.5 80.3
236% 81 MB/s
Min Avg Max
371 DQ Read 785 891
164 DQ Write 647 807
219 DQ Mixed 615 728
488% 682 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
119GB free
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 166 164 165 164 165 MB/s
Read 991
Write 650
Mixed 536
SusWrite 182
131% 590 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 74.9
268% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 887
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 710
556% 770 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 124 121 120 118 118 MB/s
Read 733
Write 646
Mixed 456
SusWrite 143
110% 495 MB/s
4K Read 59.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 75.1
264% 94.1 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 739
DQ Mixed 712
561% 781 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 153 159 160 160 159 MB/s
Read 1,242
Write 801
Mixed 485
SusWrite 178
149% 676 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 28.4
4K Mixed 25.1
73% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 161
124% 170 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,819,131 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 18,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 80WK

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