Average Bench: 176% (116th of 1058)

Based on 10,958 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 76.4% 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 573MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 75.4MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 206%. 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 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 492MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,958 samples)
Min Avg Max
704 Read 1,628 3,458
43.4 Write 643 800
84.2 Mixed 492 640
38.5 SusWrite 154 186
159% 729 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.7 4K Read 75.4 424
2.7 4K Write 109 169
5.5 4K Mixed 56.8 81.3
245% 80.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
376 DQ Read 784 892
119 DQ Write 583 793
139 DQ Mixed 573 725
458% 647 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 187 168 168 169 168 MB/s
Read 1,366
Write 737
Mixed 553
SusWrite 180
156% 709 MB/s
4K Read 57.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 74.8
260% 92.2 MB/s
DQ Read 885
DQ Write 751
DQ Mixed 707
560% 781 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 119 139 134 132 132 MB/s
Read 1,751
Write 695
Mixed 539
SusWrite 136
170% 780 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 37.5
174% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 792
DQ Write 590
DQ Mixed 666
505% 683 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 154 150 149 147 146 MB/s
Read 1,687
Write 652
Mixed 458
SusWrite 160
161% 739 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.9
193% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 56
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 70.5
59% 83.8 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 150 145 149 146 147 MB/s
Read 1455
Write 754
Mixed 600
SusWrite 146
162% 739 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 58.9
191% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 121
117% 190 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 166 166 166 165 164 MB/s
Read 755
Write 664
Mixed 409
SusWrite 175
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 49.3
200% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 692
DQ Mixed 689
539% 745 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 191 168 168 165 168 MB/s
Read 981
Write 749
Mixed 484
SusWrite 176
132% 597 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 53
177% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 554
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 468
352% 473 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,592,766 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 15,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80WK

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