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Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL

The Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL is a M.2 22x80 SSD with a rated capacity of 256 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 3100 MB/s and 1400 MB/s, respectively. The drive managed to hit the latter (not the former though) in our independent testing with CrystalDiskMark 3. Thus the SSD is a good fit for any and all tasks including content creation and gaming.

Notebookcheck says:

... its performance was phenomenal - Aorus X7 v7 Laptop Review | August 2017

... While 256 GB is plenty for an Ultrabook, it can be considered the bare minimum for a gaming machine - Asus GX501VS Laptop Review | August 2017

Power consumption

The drive is able to consume as much as 5.9 W according to Samsung which is in line with the generally high consumption of most NVMe SSDs.

TypeSSD
SizeM.2 2280
Capacity256 GB
InterfaceNVMe
Announced20.06.2016

Benchmarks

AS SSD - Copy Game
min: 560     avg: 732     median: 738.5 (12%)     max: 892 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy Program
min: 292.4     avg: 330.1     median: 322.4 (12%)     max: 383.3 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy ISO
min: 1504     avg: 1674     median: 1698.5 (15%)     max: 1795 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Total
min: 3668     avg: 3851     median: 3871 (28%)     max: 3995 Points
AS SSD - Score Write
min: 1021     avg: 1170     median: 1183 (16%)     max: 1293 Points
AS SSD - Score Read
min: 1795     avg: 1811     median: 1810.5 (7%)     max: 1829 Points
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
min: 0.03     avg: 0     median: 0 (0%)     max: 0.032 ms
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
min: 0.039     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.059 ms
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
min: 791     avg: 921     median: 929 (16%)     max: 1035 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
min: 1485     avg: 1514     median: 1516.5 (44%)     max: 1538 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Write
min: 117.3     avg: 121.7     median: 122.4 (24%)     max: 124.7 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Read
min: 48.35     avg: 49.5     median: 49.4 (16%)     max: 51 MB/s
AS SSD - Sequential Write
min: 1067     avg: 1273     median: 1308 (12%)     max: 1409 MB/s
AS SSD - Sequential Read
min: 2382     avg: 2477     median: 2418.5 (19%)     max: 2690 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K QD32 Write
min: 480.6     avg: 511     median: 513 (50%)     max: 539 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K QD32 Read
min: 576     avg: 605     median: 603 (47%)     max: 636 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K Write
min: 141.7     avg: 146.1     median: 148.2 (17%)     max: 148.4 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 4K Read
min: 54     avg: 55.3     median: 55.4 (1%)     max: 56.6 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 512K Write
min: 1283     avg: 1293     median: 1283 (29%)     max: 1312 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - 512K Read
min: 432.6     avg: 439.6     median: 439.4 (13%)     max: 446.9 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Sequential Write
min: 1459     avg: 1501     median: 1504 (26%)     max: 1541 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Sequential Read
min: 1971     avg: 2100     median: 2065 (41%)     max: 2263 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Write 4K
152.7 MB/s (14%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Read 4K
48.8 MB/s (1%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5 Write Seq
1013 MB/s (5%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5 Read Seq
1120 MB/s (14%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1
498.1 MB/s (16%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1
574 MB/s (9%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1
1507 MB/s (10%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1
3327 MB/s (18%)
PCMark 8 - PCMark 8 Storage v2
5054 Points (99%)
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