Average Bench: 171% (68th of 970)

Based on 3,609 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 71.2% 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 583MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,567MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 98.2%. 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 546MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,609 samples)
Min Avg Max
944 Read 1,567 1,970
621 Write 721 801
445 Mixed 546 634
125 SusWrite 165 183
164% 750 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 55.1 62
45.5 4K Write 115 173
27.6 4K Mixed 61.2 78.6
223% 77.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
62 DQ Read 732 889
144 DQ Write 625 798
77.5 DQ Mixed 583 728
463% 646 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 169 168 167 166 167 MB/s
Read 1,918
Write 736
Mixed 555
SusWrite 171
184% 845 MB/s
4K Read 61.2
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 76.6
278% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 704
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 550
461% 664 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 207 168 168 167 167 MB/s
Read 1,950
Write 737
Mixed 583
SusWrite 182
188% 863 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 77.6
266% 98.1 MB/s
DQ Read 706
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 542
457% 662 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 168 168 168 168 166 MB/s
Read 1,778
Write 742
Mixed 559
SusWrite 172
178% 813 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 74.5
270% 98.5 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 735
DQ Mixed 535
453% 657 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 190 167 166 166 165 MB/s
Read 1,798
Write 762
Mixed 557
SusWrite 177
180% 824 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 65.7
240% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 56.2
252% 567 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 213 163 165 165 164 MB/s
Read 1,732
Write 749
Mixed 543
SusWrite 182
175% 802 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 54.3
182% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 670
DQ Write 571
DQ Mixed 637
473% 626 MB/s
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 144 145 143 139 134 MB/s
Read 1,558
Write 664
Mixed 458
SusWrite 144
154% 706 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 43.1
4K Mixed 34.3
118% 37.2 MB/s
DQ Read 784
DQ Write 678
DQ Mixed 679
523% 714 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,240,049 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 12,500 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Lenovo 80WK

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