Average Bench: 259% (12th of 929)

more Based on 1,792 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-000L2, SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7, PM981 NVMe Samsung 512GB, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLB512, SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-00000, NVMe PM981 NVMe Samsu

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 158.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,907MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,054MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 118%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 181MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 224MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,792 samples)
Min Avg Max
999 Read 2,054 2,674
1,328 Write 1,780 1,987
1,342 Mixed 1,907 2,240
427% 1,914 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.5 4K Read 49.2 61
58.7 4K Write 102 141
26.4 4K Mixed 49.8 77.2
192% 66.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.4 DQ Read 181 393
96.8 DQ Write 224 411
29 DQ Mixed 90.9 193
99.5% 165 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
244GB free
Firmware: 2L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,489
Write 1,946
Mixed 2,179
491% 2,205 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 64.8
221% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 119
124% 204 MB/s
437GB free
Firmware: 4L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,667
Write 1,866
Mixed 2,130
493% 2,221 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 39.6
214% 77.9 MB/s
DQ Read 59.4
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 78.8
89% 143 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: 3L2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,324
Write 1,902
Mixed 2,136
473% 2,121 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 51.7
172% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 404
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 159
165% 274 MB/s
437GB free
Firmware: 4L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,392
Write 1,818
Mixed 2,131
470% 2,114 MB/s
4K Read 60.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 39.5
216% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 60.9
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 39.1
46% 78.1 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: 3L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,119
Write 1,936
Mixed 2,072
456% 2,043 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 29.4
158% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 46.4
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 85.9
82% 122 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: 3L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,366
Write 1,232
Mixed 1,422
300% 1,340 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 40.3
218% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 59.9
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 39.3
47% 78.6 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: 3L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,439
Write 1,473
Mixed 1,456
326% 1,456 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 33.9
154% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 49.8
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 62.1
50% 69.3 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,100

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Excellent

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the best money can buy, once mated with Samsung NVMe drivers


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