Release date ≈ Q4 2017.

Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 100,717 user samples
16,813 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 314% 430GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 151% 654GB free (System drive)
Poor: 151% Great: 314%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1026
83,904 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 376% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 246% 279GB free (System drive)
Poor: 246% Great: 376%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1026
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
234 % 327 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1542 MB/s 2402 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1697 MB/s 2191 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
50.7 MB/s 62 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
106 MB/s 150 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1196 MB/s 1697 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
66.1 MB/s 84.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1122 MB/s 1533 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2254 MB/s 2698 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2294 MB/s 2605 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
61.2 MB/s 69.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
160 MB/s 189 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1675 MB/s 1975 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
83.7 MB/s 99.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1503 MB/s 1804 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 29,419,242 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 1.6 % Hugely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 96 % Hugely more popular.
32+ Months 18+ Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1403 MB/s 1645 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1183 MB/s 1418 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,139 Pts 4,874 Pts Stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1265 MB/s 1512 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
940 MB/s 1252 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
685 MB/s 1007 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
827 MB/s 1110 MB/s Much 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]


best nvme pcie 3.0 ssd for games  [Jul '20 Viper207]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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