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Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP

Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP MZVLW512HMJP

The Samsung PM961 MZVLW512HMJP is a M.2 22x80 NVMe SSD with a rated capacity of 512 GB. The model is EOL as of July 2019 according to Samsung's website.

The Samsung PM961 series is essentially a rebrand of Samsung 960 EVO series intended for use by OEMs.

Performance

The PM961 uses Samsung's very own Polaris contoller. The four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes allow for a transfer rate of up to 3938 MB/s, seven times the performance of the outdated SATA III link.

While our independent testing with CDM 3 did not confirm the 512 GB PM961's rated seq. read and write speeds of 2800 MB/s and 1600 MB/s, respectively, it is still an excellent drive that can give the competitors a run for their money.

Notebookcheck says:

... The NVMe-enabled Samsung M.2 SSD returns average read and write rates of just over 2000 MB/s and 1500 MB/s, respectively, to be faster than many of its closest competitors - HP Spectre x360 13 Review | April 2017

... The Samsung PM961 employed by our Zenbook Pro remains one of the fastest popular SSD choices among modern notebooks - Asus Zenbook Pro UX550VE Review | November 2017

TypeSSD
SizeM.2 inch
Size512 GB
Interface
ControllerSamsung Polaris
Announced03.09.2017
LinkSamsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP

Benchmarks

AS SSD - Copy Game MB/s
min: 381.23     avg: 776     median: 598.5 (32%)     max: 1172.43 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy Program MB/s
min: 150.98     avg: 391     median: 418.3 (43%)     max: 534.36 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy ISO MB/s
min: 661.11     avg: 1461     median: 1612.4 (49%)     max: 3014.9 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Total
min: 1455     avg: 3184     median: 3517 (47%)     max: 3960 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Write
min: 68     avg: 1059     median: 1157 (32%)     max: 1556 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Read
min: 938     avg: 1428     median: 1508 (59%)     max: 1757 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
min: 0.024     avg: 0.5     median: 0 (0%)     max: 4.467 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
min: 0.028     avg: 0.1     median: 0 (0%)     max: 0.39 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
min: 40.26     avg: 831     median: 878.1 (29%)     max: 1262.39 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
min: 640.82     avg: 1171     median: 1247.8 (55%)     max: 1505.83 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Write
min: 1     avg: 107     median: 119.9 (1%)     max: 151.11 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Read
min: 34.27     avg: 49.1     median: 49.8 (19%)     max: 56.81 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Write
min: 271.55     avg: 1203     median: 1408.9 (34%)     max: 1595.64 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Read
min: 1324.96     avg: 2103     median: 2230 (46%)     max: 2632 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 4k QD32
min: 225.6     avg: 460     median: 474.4 (62%)     max: 574.2 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 4k QD32
min: 257.2     avg: 517     median: 536.6 (56%)     max: 666.5 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 4k
min: 101.04     avg: 143     median: 142.6 (56%)     max: 177 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 4k
min: 41.07     avg: 56     median: 56.8 (1%)     max: 61.27 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 512
min: 546     avg: 1036     median: 1106.7 (26%)     max: 1590.18 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 512
min: 402.16     avg: 840     median: 833.3 (35%)     max: 1233 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write Seq
min: 781.1     avg: 1308     median: 1437.9 (34%)     max: 1598 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read Seq
min: 907     avg: 1542     median: 1454 (42%)     max: 2065 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K
min: 79.4     avg: 141     median: 148 (54%)     max: 187.02 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K
min: 23.87     avg: 43.2     median: 45.6 (1%)     max: 48.96 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq
min: 700.6     avg: 1226     median: 1378.5 (32%)     max: 1542 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq
min: 599     avg: 1268     median: 1048 (19%)     max: 2592.18 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K Q32T1
min: 296.2     avg: 442     median: 452.3 (27%)     max: 636.6 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K Q32T1
min: 251.35     avg: 470     median: 524 (33%)     max: 632 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq Q32T1
min: 1520.2     avg: 1578     median: 1582 (36%)     max: 1617.6 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq Q32T1
min: 1668     avg: 3056     median: 3205 (36%)     max: 3489.7 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K Q8T8
1115 MB/s (42%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K Q8T8
560 MB/s (30%)
PCMark 8 - Storage Score v2
min: 4900     avg: 5023     median: 5045.5 (99%)     max: 5066 Points
HD Tune Transfer Rate Minimum
min: 28.2     avg: 217     median: 59.3 (3%)     max: 562.2 MB/s
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