Average Bench: 178% (114th of 1058)

Based on 11,284 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 77.5% 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 579MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 77.1MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 113%. 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 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 499MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,284 samples)
Min Avg Max
724 Read 1,669 2,821
41.7 Write 644 800
84 Mixed 499 642
35.1 SusWrite 153 185
162% 741 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30 4K Read 77.1 333
2.67 4K Write 106 161
5.53 4K Mixed 56.3 77.5
245% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
281 DQ Read 770 892
124 DQ Write 587 788
160 DQ Mixed 579 724
460% 645 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 158 159 160 159 159 MB/s
Read 1,972
Write 752
Mixed 611
SusWrite 173
191% 877 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 74.2
246% 88.6 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 696
556% 779 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 164 165 165 165 163 MB/s
Read 1,929
Write 741
Mixed 600
SusWrite 179
188% 862 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 70.8
246% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 891
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 702
558% 780 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 160 160 161 161 161 MB/s
Read 1,618
Write 746
Mixed 572
SusWrite 175
170% 778 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 70.2
224% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 883
DQ Write 739
DQ Mixed 713
561% 778 MB/s
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 190 165 166 166 166 MB/s
Read 834
Write 759
Mixed 488
SusWrite 176
126% 564 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 54.9
196% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 727
DQ Mixed 712
553% 759 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 106 90 88 86 84 MB/s
Read 343
Write 242
Mixed 96
SusWrite 92.1
43% 193 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 18.3
100% 43.2 MB/s
DQ Read 453
DQ Write 91.3
DQ Mixed 160
146% 235 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,078,113 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 12,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80WK

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