Average Bench: 171% (84th of 1003)

Based on 5,261 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 70.7% 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 591MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,522MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 108%. 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 162MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 523MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,261 samples)
Min Avg Max
710 Read 1,522 1,942
156 Write 689 805
200 Mixed 523 654
109 SusWrite 162 184
159% 724 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 60.8 63.3
46.6 4K Write 115 170
21 4K Mixed 60.3 80.9
230% 78.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
58.7 DQ Read 746 890
146 DQ Write 621 798
160 DQ Mixed 591 728
468% 653 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 146 145 143 144 143 MB/s
Read 1,967
Write 790
Mixed 643
SusWrite 161
194% 890 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 71.5
244% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 768
DQ Write 547
DQ Mixed 707
515% 674 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 152 152 150 148 148 MB/s
Read 1,980
Write 752
Mixed 609
SusWrite 167
191% 877 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 65.3
223% 76.5 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 656
DQ Mixed 534
440% 630 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 150 149 138 122 145 MB/s
Read 1,221
Write 759
Mixed 523
SusWrite 149
146% 663 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 63.8
204% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 763
DQ Mixed 733
574% 794 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,014,380 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 16,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Lenovo 80WK

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