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Samsung’s third-generation SM961 256GB NVMe SSD reviewed

by on05 February 2017


Results – AS SSD

For our AS SSD benchmark, we also performed two tests between the native Windows 10 NVMe driver and Samsung’s NVMe driver rev. 2.1 from December.

samsung sm961 256gb as ssd samsung nvme driver

With Samsung’s NVMe driver rev. 2.1, the SM961 receives a total score of 3,207, or 1,457 for reads and 1,015 for writes.

samsung sm961 256gb as ssd windows 10 nvme driver

With the native Windows 10 NVMe driver, the drive is reporting incorrect scores for sequential writes and 4K random writes. By comparison, however, the drive manages to drop nearly 400MB/s in 4K random writes, while increasing by 64MB/s in sequential reads.

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