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

Drive First Benchmarked: 2016-09-18

Drive Rating/$Price: 146.89

Overall Rank:  752

Last Price Change:  $98.95 USD (2021-09-20)

Average Drive Rating
14535
Samples: 753

Disk Test Suite Average Results for Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe

Sequential Read2,343 MBytes/Sec
Sequential Write957 MBytes/Sec
Random Seek Read Write (IOPS 32KQD20)727 MBytes/Sec
IOPS 4KQD163 MBytes/Sec
MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$98.95 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


Drive Rating Relative to Top 10 Common Drives
As of 22nd of September 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Drive Average Disk Rating
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
33,552
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
30,623
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
30,395
Sabrent ROCKET 4.0 1TB
30,266
Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 M.2 1TB
30,206
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
25,158
Force MP600
24,889
WD Black SN750 NVMe 1TB
24,481
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
24,214
Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe
14,535
Drive Value (Drive Rating / $Price )
As of 22nd of September 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Drive Disk Rating / $Price
Force MP600
226.29
Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 M.2 1TB
188.80
WD Black SN750 NVMe 1TB
163.22
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
159.50
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
155.88
Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe
146.89
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
145.88
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
111.08
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
51.13
Sabrent ROCKET 4.0 1TB
0.00
Last 5 Baselines for Samsung PM961 256GB NVMe
Most recent listed first
Baseline Disk Rating
BL1449123 - Sep 21 2021
13320
BL1448810 - Sep 20 2021
13642
BL1448279 - Sep 19 2021
16348
BL1447942 - Sep 18 2021
12763
BL1447868 - Sep 17 2021
17087