Average Bench: 172% (119th of 1058)

Based on 9,456 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 71.8% 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 604MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,568MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 119%. 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 497MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,456 samples)
Min Avg Max
666 Read 1,568 1,998
43.3 Write 649 780
80.3 Mixed 497 632
39.6 SusWrite 156 186
157% 718 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 4K Read 67.4 129
2.82 4K Write 107 164
5.7 4K Mixed 57.4 77.5
232% 77.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
346 DQ Read 780 890
139 DQ Write 611 761
154 DQ Mixed 604 723
477% 665 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7201Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 153 153 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 1,838
Write 762
Mixed 604
SusWrite 158
184% 841 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 57.3
207% 70.8 MB/s
DQ Read 886
DQ Write 581
DQ Mixed 685
524% 718 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 126 132 128 128 127 MB/s
Read 883
Write 499
Mixed 426
SusWrite 142
108% 487 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 16.7
4K Mixed 16.4
86% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 33.1
DQ Mixed 68.9
82% 151 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,172,487 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 10,900 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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