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Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e

The Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP is a M.2 22x80 SSD with a rated capacity of 512 GB. It relies on the modern PCIe 3.0 x4 (NVMe 1.2) interface for data transfer. The drive is based on 2-bit MLC memory paired with Samsung's very own Polaris controller.

Performance

The rated sequential read and write rates are at 3200 and 1700 MB/s, respectively. These were not confirmed in our independent testing with CrystalDiskMark 3. Still, the performance is good enough for any activities including content creation and gaming.

Notebookcheck says:

... The 512-GB NVMe model SM961 is used in many gaming notebooks - Asus GM501 Laptop Review | April 2018

... SM961 NVMe SSD is one of the current best storage drives around - Lenovo Legion Y920 Laptop Review | August 2017

TypeSSD
Sizem.2 2280 inch
Size512 GB
Interface
Announced01.01.2016

Benchmarks

AS SSD - Copy Game MB/s
min: 580     avg: 942.6     median: 932 (50%)     max: 1216 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy Program MB/s
min: 256     avg: 365.6     median: 400 (41%)     max: 447 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy ISO MB/s
min: 1272     avg: 1719.9     median: 1721 (53%)     max: 2144 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Total
min: 1852     avg: 3446.6     median: 3681 (50%)     max: 4020 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Write
min: 104     avg: 1266.8     median: 1440 (40%)     max: 1507 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Read
min: 1072     avg: 1475.3     median: 1534 (60%)     max: 2067 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
min: 0     avg: 0.2 (0%)     max: 2 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
0.1 MB/s (0%)
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
min: 67     avg: 1008.7     median: 1150 (38%)     max: 1219 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
min: 744     avg: 1169.8     median: 1220 (54%)     max: 1761 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Write
min: 1     avg: 114.2     median: 127 (1%)     max: 155 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Read
min: 38     avg: 47.8     median: 48 (18%)     max: 51 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Write
min: 349     avg: 1438.2     median: 1588 (39%)     max: 1694 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Read
min: 1368     avg: 2576.4     median: 2719 (56%)     max: 2826 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 4k QD32
min: 355     avg: 500     median: 508 (67%)     max: 595 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 4k QD32
min: 454     avg: 587.9     median: 606 (64%)     max: 645 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 4k
min: 87     avg: 147.9     median: 154 (60%)     max: 182 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 4k
min: 42     avg: 52.4     median: 54 (1%)     max: 56 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write 512
min: 747     avg: 1334.6     median: 1279 (30%)     max: 1611 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 512
min: 391     avg: 426.3     median: 413 (17%)     max: 499 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write Seq
min: 1546     avg: 1595.2     median: 1596 (37%)     max: 1662 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read Seq
min: 1381     avg: 2153.9     median: 2229 (64%)     max: 2791 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K
min: 95     avg: 168.1     median: 178 (65%)     max: 220 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K
min: 42     avg: 52.6     median: 55 (1%)     max: 59 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq
min: 1307     avg: 1600.4     median: 1631 (38%)     max: 1694 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq
min: 999     avg: 1885.7     median: 1714 (32%)     max: 2935 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K Q32T1
min: 269     avg: 492.7     median: 534 (31%)     max: 606 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K Q32T1
min: 325     avg: 546.7     median: 556 (35%)     max: 654 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq Q32T1
min: 1519     avg: 1645.4     median: 1659 (38%)     max: 1705 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq Q32T1
min: 1769     avg: 3118.1     median: 3310 (37%)     max: 3474 MB/s
PCMark 8 - Storage Score v2
min: 5025     avg: 5044     median: 5045 (99%)     max: 5063 Points
HD Tune Transfer Rate Minimum
min: 59     avg: 564.7     median: 564 (28%)     max: 1069 MB/s
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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