Release date ≈ Q4 2017.


Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,885 user samples
9,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 320% 954GB free
Worst Bench: 165% 881GB free (System drive)
Poor: 165% Great: 320%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1016
38,117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 380% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 253% 878GB free (System drive)
Poor: 253% Great: 380%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
244 % 332 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1575 MB/s 2417 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1741 MB/s 2226 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
51.8 MB/s 62.8 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s 153 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1213 MB/s 1718 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
67.5 MB/s 85.8 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1200 MB/s 1560 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2272 MB/s 2705 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2304 MB/s 2616 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
64.5 MB/s 70.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
171 MB/s 190 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1684 MB/s 1978 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
88.5 MB/s 99.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1508 MB/s 1825 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 21,397,769 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % 1.28 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 88 % Much more popular.
25+ Months 11+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1416 MB/s 1662 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1200 MB/s 1455 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,197 Pts 4,942 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1273 MB/s 1526 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
978 MB/s 1249 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
755 MB/s 1036 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
880 MB/s 1121 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.

IMHO best M.2 NVMe SSD in Q1 2018, but since it's an OEM drive Samsung offers literately no drivers if you buy one of them aftermarket (which I tried), so gotta wait for the "980 evo" or whatever they'll call the non OEM version... [Mar '18 GreyGoose]


If you have the PCI-E lanes to support it... This is hilariously potent. Read/writes out of this world, that only workstations would ever truly find useful, if even that. For games, you'll never worry about load times again. [Aug '19 xDEFCONx]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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