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Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP

Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP is a solid state drive with a capacity of 256 GB. It relies on the modern NVMe (PCIe x4 3.0) interface for data transfer.

SSDs are way faster than conventional hard drives, however they do not offer the same price-capacity ratio just yet.

Notebookcheck says: 

... performs about the same as the 512 GB version ...

... The 256 GB drive is addressed using PCIe, so the transfer speeds are significantly faster than they would be with a SATA interface ...

TypeSSD
SizeM.2 inch
Size256 GB
Interface

Benchmarks

AS SSD - Copy Game MB/s
min: 225.14     avg: 540.7     median: 456 (29%)     max: 1114.88 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy Program MB/s
min: 75.03     avg: 337.7     median: 288.7 (33%)     max: 780.01 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy ISO MB/s
min: 420.49     avg: 1001.7     median: 798.4 (26%)     max: 1912.43 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Total
min: 35     avg: 2558.2     median: 2575 (43%)     max: 4653 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Write
min: 48     avg: 581.3     median: 620 (22%)     max: 1029 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Read
min: 363     avg: 1378.9     median: 1363 (54%)     max: 2545 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
min: 0.023     avg: 0.5     median: 0 (0%)     max: 4.15 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
min: 0.04     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.49 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
min: 15.3     avg: 414.4     median: 391.3 (16%)     max: 1651.81 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
min: 199.38     avg: 1112.4     median: 1084.6 (48%)     max: 2279.57 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Write
min: 1.16     avg: 91.9     median: 112.2 (53%)     max: 161.43 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Read
min: 20.72     avg: 45.2     median: 47 (18%)     max: 54.06 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Write
min: 223.08     avg: 952.3     median: 1138.9 (28%)     max: 1391.66 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Read
min: 768.44     avg: 2022     median: 2094 (43%)     max: 2834 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 4k QD32
min: 94.87     avg: 388.7     median: 410.2 (54%)     max: 621.4 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 4k QD32
min: 131.5     avg: 422.2     median: 426.4 (45%)     max: 650.4 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 4k
min: 46.63     avg: 127.9     median: 142.4 (55%)     max: 176.9 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 4k
min: 29.75     avg: 53.2     median: 56.2 (1%)     max: 62.63 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 512
min: 337.86     avg: 779.3     median: 819.7 (33%)     max: 890.1 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 512
min: 406     avg: 884.2     median: 855.3 (46%)     max: 1295 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write Seq
min: 341.2     avg: 1129.3     median: 1202 (45%)     max: 1409 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read Seq
min: 800     avg: 1625.7     median: 1606 (46%)     max: 2196 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K