Average Bench: 174% (115th of 1058)

Based on 8,684 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 74.4% 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 579MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,627MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 129%. 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 157MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 501MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,684 samples)
Min Avg Max
786 Read 1,627 2,578
41 Write 657 807
77.3 Mixed 501 647
31.7 SusWrite 157 187
160% 735 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.8 4K Read 71.6 245
2.74 4K Write 106 164
5.24 4K Mixed 56.8 79.5
237% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
266 DQ Read 763 889
120 DQ Write 600 801
192 DQ Mixed 579 729
461% 647 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 168 168 168 168 168 MB/s
Read 1,648
Write 780
Mixed 570
SusWrite 188
174% 796 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 68.1
218% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 883
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 720
574% 803 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 196 162 154 161 161 MB/s
Read 1,720
Write 649
Mixed 634
SusWrite 174
174% 794 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 60.3
206% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 886
DQ Write 743
DQ Mixed 724
567% 784 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 162 161 161 154 161 MB/s
Read 1,642
Write 721
Mixed 529
SusWrite 177
168% 767 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 59.8
193% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 867
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 701
553% 769 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 173 164 165 164 163 MB/s
Read 1,148
Write 687
Mixed 466
SusWrite 172
136% 618 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 38.9
157% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 849
DQ Write 684
DQ Mixed 696
540% 743 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 146 141 142 137 134 MB/s
Read 1,782
Write 686
Mixed 508
SusWrite 155
170% 783 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 40.5
4K Mixed 43.3
154% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 62.1
DQ Write 85.1
DQ Mixed 81.8
60% 76.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,719,107 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 9,845 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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