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Samsung PM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 8, 2017 4:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Samsung

Jon's Consumer PCIe SSD Intel Review Test System Specifications



Jon's Consumer PCIe SSD AMD Ryzen Review Test System Specifications



We would like to thank ASRock, Crucial, Intel, Corsair, RamCity, IN WIN, and Seasonic for making our test system possible.




Drive Properties


Samsung PM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD OS Disk 75% Full (Intel)




Samsung PM961 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD OS Disk 75% Full (AMD Ryzen)




The majority of our testing is performed with our test drive as our boot volume. Our boot volume is 75% full for all OS Disk "C" drive testing to replicate a typical consumer OS volume implementation. We feel that most of you will be utilizing your SSDs for your boot volume and that presenting you with results from an OS volume is more relevant than presenting you with empty secondary volume results.


System settings: Cstates and Speed stepping are both disabled in our systems BIOS. Windows High-Performance power plan is enabled. Windows write caching is enabled, and Windows buffer flushing is disabled. We are utilizing Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS (Build 14393) for all of our testing except for our MOP (Maxed-Out Performance) benchmarks where we switch to Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit (Intel Only). Empty Windows 10 benchmark screenshots will also be shown on our MOP page for both Intel and AMD Ryzen Platforms.


Intel screenshots will be shown first followed by AMD Ryzen throughout the review.

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