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Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe

Price and performance details for the Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the Hard Drive compared to the 10 other common Hard Drives in terms of PassMark Disk Rating.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the Disk Rating per dollar.

Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe

Description:  MZVLW256HEHP, M.2. PCI Express Gen3 x4

Drive Size:  238.5 GB

Other names:  SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00000, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L2, PM961 NVMe SAMSUNG 256GB, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256 SCSI Disk Device, NVMe PM961 NVMe SAMSU SCSI Disk Device, NVMe PM961 NVMe SAMSU, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L7, PM961 NVMe SED Samsung 256GB, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L1, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000H7, SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-00007, NVMe PM961 NVMe SED S

Drive First Benchmarked: 2016-09-18

Drive Rating/$Price: 145.11

Overall Rank:  1190

Last Price Change:  $98.95 USD (2021-10-03)

Average Drive Rating
14359
Samples: 1140

Disk Test Suite Average Results for Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe

Sequential Read2,340 MBytes/Sec
Sequential Write929 MBytes/Sec
Random Seek Read Write (IOPS 32KQD20)708 MBytes/Sec
IOPS 4KQD163 MBytes/Sec
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Pricing History


Drive Rating Relative to Top 10 Common Drives
As of 9th of August 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Drive Average Disk Rating
WD BLACK SN850 1TB
41,841
WD BLACK SN850 2TB
41,363
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB
39,222
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
37,561
WD BLACK SN850 500GB
37,163
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 1TB
33,419
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
32,452
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 512GB
30,393
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
29,934
Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe
14,359
Drive Value (Drive Rating / $Price )
As of 9th of August 2022 - Higher results represent better value
Drive Disk Rating / $Price
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
277.19
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
270.46
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
236.23
Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe
145.11
WD BLACK SN850 2TB
107.19
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB
49.11
WD BLACK SN850 1TB
0.00
WD BLACK SN850 500GB
0.00
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 1TB
0.00
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 512GB
0.00
Last 5 Baselines for Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe
Most recent listed first
Baseline Disk Rating
BL1608001 - Aug 06 2022
13275
BL1606764 - Aug 04 2022
16519
BL1605815 - Aug 02 2022
14794
BL1605213 - Aug 01 2022
14458
BL1604448 - Jul 30 2022
15037