Average Bench: 177% (87th of 1011)

Based on 6,036 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 76.7% 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 610MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,584MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 104%. 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 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 523MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
836 Read 1,584 1,991
120 Write 682 799
146 Mixed 523 649
82.6 SusWrite 160 185
161% 737 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 4K Read 63.9 63.5
40.8 4K Write 117 160
20.1 4K Mixed 62 79.3
238% 81.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
275 DQ Read 792 890
135 DQ Write 642 798
146 DQ Mixed 610 727
486% 681 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 208 167 169 169 169 MB/s
Read 1,750
Write 757
Mixed 625
SusWrite 182
181% 828 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 85.9
314% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 758
DQ Mixed 711
563% 784 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 169 168 168 168 182 MB/s
Read 1,314
Write 729
Mixed 506
SusWrite 174
150% 681 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 66.1
226% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 881
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 707
559% 779 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 149 147 148 148 146 MB/s
Read 870
Write 748
Mixed 546
SusWrite 147
129% 578 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 52.2
4K Mixed 35.3
124% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 200
170% 254 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,850,671 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 20,164 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Lenovo 80WK

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