Average Bench: 449% (11th of 1080)

Based on 61,354 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 990 PRO 2TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 990 PRO 2TB, Samsung SSD 990 PRO with Heatsink 2TB

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 2TB averaged 349.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,398MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,845MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 2TB is 302%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 192MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 74.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,354 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,631 Read 2,469 3,186
1,982 Write 3,845 4,847
1,778 Mixed 2,911 3,573
1,502 SusWrite 2,955 4,018
691% 3,045 MB/s
Min Avg Max
49.4 4K Read 74.8 96.9
81.7 4K Write 192 317
60 4K Mixed 103 146
348% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
875 DQ Read 1,608 2,243
431 DQ Write 1,195 1,782
590 DQ Mixed 1,398 1,991
1,046% 1,400 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
462GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4581 4672 3583 1021 1045 1069 MB/s
Read 2,110
Write 4,728
Mixed 3,480
SusWrite 2,662
740% 3,245 MB/s
4K Read 90.4
4K Write 268
4K Mixed 134
450% 164 MB/s
DQ Read 1,735
DQ Write 1,364
DQ Mixed 1,520
1,146% 1,540 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1930 3092 3228 3349 3339 3331 MB/s
Read 1,869
Write 3,373
Mixed 2,858
SusWrite 3,045
635% 2,786 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 63.7
229% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,656
DQ Write 1,023
DQ Mixed 1,362
1,009% 1,347 MB/s
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Typical 990 Pro M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 9,684 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 291%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 346%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,486

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