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Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZSLW1T0)

The Samsung SSD PM961 is a 1 TB M.2 type SSD with the following specific model ID: MZSLW1T0. The sequential read/writes rates are on par with budget solid state drives released in 2019 and 2020.

Notebookcheck says:

... While the PM961 didn't quite hit the targeted read rates specified by the manufacturer, it still outperformed not only the predecessor PM951, but also the SM951(a) and 950 Pro, which are actually higher up in the lineup - Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review Part 2 | June 2016

TypeSSD
SizeM.2
Capacity1000 GB
Interface
ControllerSamsung Polaris
Announced01.10.2015

Benchmarks

AS SSD - Copy Game
min: 486     avg: 698     median: 698.2 (12%)     max: 910.39 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy Program
min: 296     avg: 366     median: 365.5 (14%)     max: 435.06 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy ISO
min: 1391     avg: 1534     median: 1534.3 (44%)     max: 1677.56 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Total
min: 4110     avg: 4140     median: 4140 (56%)     max: 4170 Points
AS SSD - Score Write
min: 1028     avg: 1136     median: 1135.5 (31%)     max: 1243 Points
AS SSD - Score Read
min: 1982     avg: 2015     median: 2015 (78%)     max: 2048 Points
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
min: 0.03     avg: 0     median: 0 (0%)     max: 0.033 ms
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
min: 0.033     avg: 0     median: 0 (0%)     max: 0.048 ms
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
min: 796     avg: 896     median: 896 (29%)     max: 996.07 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
min: 1683.32     avg: 1755     median: 1754.7 (77%)     max: 1826 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Write
min: 112     avg: 118     median: 118 (1%)     max: 124.02 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Read
min: 35     avg: 38.5     median: 38.5 (14%)     max: 42.02 MB/s
AS SSD - Sequential Write
min: 1188     avg: 1208     median: 1208.2 (29%)     max: 1228.4 MB/s
AS SSD - Sequential Read
min: 2218     avg: 2392     median: 2392.2 (49%)     max: 2566.48 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K QD32 Write
min: 319     avg: 408     median: 407.7 (54%)     max: 496.3 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K QD32 Read
min: 404     avg: 495     median: 495.2 (52%)     max: 586.4 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K Write
min: 126     avg: 138     median: 138.1 (54%)     max: 150.1 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K Read
min: 37     avg: 41.7     median: 41.7 (1%)     max: 46.31 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 512K Write
1031 MB/s (24%)
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 512K Read
546 MB/s (23%)
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Sequential Write
min: 1193     avg: 1240     median: 1239.5 (29%)     max: 1286 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Sequential Read
min: 1510     avg: 1593     median: 1593 (46%)     max: 1676 MB/s
HD Tune Transfer Rate Minimum - HD Tune Transfer Rate Minimum
1323 MB/s (66%)
HD Tune Transfer Rate Average - HD Tune Transfer Rate Average
1399 MB/s (58%)
HD Tune Transfer Rate Maximum - HD Tune Transfer Rate Maximum
1408 MB/s (56%)
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Notebook reviews with Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZSLW1T0)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00: Intel Core i7-6600U Intel HD Graphics 520, 14", 1.3 kg
  Review » Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FAS2G900: Intel Core i7-6600U Intel HD Graphics 520, 14", 1.4 kg
  Article » Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 2 - Wireless Docks and Terabyte SSDs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00: Intel Core i7-6600U Intel HD Graphics 520, 14", 1.3 kg
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