Average Bench: 175% (104th of 1030)

Based on 7,115 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 75.5% 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 603MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,629MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 122%. 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 156MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 510MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,115 samples)
Min Avg Max
870 Read 1,629 2,513
38.8 Write 666 794
84.6 Mixed 510 630
38 SusWrite 156 186
162% 740 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.7 4K Read 70.2 301
2.61 4K Write 106 157
5.12 4K Mixed 57.6 78.4
236% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
380 DQ Read 787 890
161 DQ Write 617 786
197 DQ Mixed 603 725
478% 669 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 162 162 161 161 160 MB/s
Read 1,905
Write 611
Mixed 591
SusWrite 179
179% 822 MB/s
4K Read 61.3
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 80
286% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 694
DQ Mixed 690
544% 759 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 160 161 161 162 162 MB/s
Read 1,823
Write 706
Mixed 579
SusWrite 180
179% 822 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 75.4
261% 92.6 MB/s
DQ Read 888
DQ Write 706
DQ Mixed 697
549% 764 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 162 161 161 161 160 MB/s
Read 1,782
Write 582
Mixed 557
SusWrite 180
169% 775 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 64.5
225% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 891
DQ Write 692
DQ Mixed 688
543% 757 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 167 167 164 151 148 MB/s
Read 1,576
Write 705
Mixed 542
SusWrite 175
164% 750 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 61.7
203% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 860
DQ Write 722
DQ Mixed 671
536% 751 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 165 163 163 164 163 MB/s
Read 632
Write 519
Mixed 479
SusWrite 174
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 62.9
239% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 781
DQ Write 640
DQ Mixed 713
533% 711 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,807,460 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 4,865 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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