Average Bench: 183% (99th of 1040)

Based on 8,299 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW128, SAMSUNG MZVLW128HEGR-00000

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB averaged 83.2% 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 609MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,710MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB is 182%. 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 522MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
876 Read 1,710 3,356
45.2 Write 670 802
90 Mixed 522 638
41.2 SusWrite 157 185
167% 765 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 4K Read 75.8 379
2.9 4K Write 112 164
5.7 4K Mixed 59.5 78.9
251% 82.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
248 DQ Read 784 890
149 DQ Write 634 806
204 DQ Mixed 609 728
483% 676 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 157 163 150 119 102 MB/s
Read 964
Write 768
Mixed 544
SusWrite 151
135% 607 MB/s
4K Read 55
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 70.5
243% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 872
DQ Write 762
DQ Mixed 728
570% 787 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 167 169 172 172 171 MB/s
Read 934
Write 680
Mixed 460
SusWrite 169
124% 561 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 52.1
178% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 848
DQ Write 428
DQ Mixed 233
281% 503 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 159 156 157 159 158 MB/s
Read 1,430
Write 717
Mixed 550
SusWrite 177
158% 719 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 55
4K Mixed 40.1
136% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 246
186% 251 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,033,384 SSDs tested.

Typical PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB Builds (Compare 8,383 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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