Average Bench: 402% (18th of 1080)

Based on 34,940 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 990 PRO 1TB, Samsung SSD 990 PRO with Heatsink 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 990 PRO 1TB

The Samsung 990 Pro has a strong consumer performance profile. It offers burst read speeds of 3 GB/s and burst write speeds of 5 GB/s. The 990 Pro also offers respectable out of cache performance. At current prices (1TB $120 USD, 2TB $165 USD and 4TB $320 USD) the Samsung 990 Pro offers worse value for money than the WD Black SN850X. Samsung’s superior SSD technology allowed them to dominate the consumer market since SSDs became mainstream in 2010. However, in today’s market, their technology no longer justifies a price premium. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 990 Pro M.2 1TB averaged 301.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,736MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 1TB is 232%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 190MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 71MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 34,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,485 Read 2,401 3,157
1,642 Write 3,736 4,833
1,505 Mixed 2,900 3,584
1,481 SusWrite 2,306 2,861
643% 2,836 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.6 4K Read 71 98.3
81.5 4K Write 190 312
57.2 4K Mixed 101 146
338% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
830 DQ Read 1,534 2,156
407 DQ Write 1,150 1,727
627 DQ Mixed 1,349 1,941
1,007% 1,344 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
799GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4636 4426 2771 1632 1612 1633 MB/s
Read 2,870
Write 4,388
Mixed 3,267
SusWrite 2,785
754% 3,328 MB/s
4K Read 97.8
4K Write 326
4K Mixed 149
511% 191 MB/s
DQ Read 2,198
DQ Write 1,788
DQ Mixed 1,940
1,467% 1,975 MB/s
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3684 1905 1898 1903 1528 1459 MB/s
Read 2,851
Write 4,425
Mixed 3,215
SusWrite 2,063
710% 3,138 MB/s
4K Read 77.3
4K Write 316
4K Mixed 127
447% 173 MB/s
DQ Read 2,044
DQ Write 1,631
DQ Mixed 1,817
1,365% 1,830 MB/s
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4522 1643 1652 1664 1671 1654 MB/s
Read 2,146
Write 4,874
Mixed 3,646
SusWrite 2,134
729% 3,200 MB/s
4K Read 101
4K Write 302
4K Mixed 147
501% 183 MB/s
DQ Read 1,996
DQ Write 1,592
DQ Mixed 1802
1,347% 1,797 MB/s
467GB free
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3013 3060 3056 2709 1441 1435 MB/s
Read 2,649
Write 3,266
Mixed 2,968
SusWrite 2,452
641% 2,834 MB/s
4K Read 62.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 78.3
250% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,471
DQ Write 1,134
DQ Mixed 1,227
938% 1,277 MB/s
739GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1441 1546 1582 1710 1697 1721 MB/s
Read 1,466
Write 1,467
Mixed 1,139
SusWrite 1,616
321% 1,422 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 72.1
228% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 951
DQ Write 422
DQ Mixed 1,032
673% 802 MB/s
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Gaming 291%
Desktop 123%
Workstation 346%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,436

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