Average Bench: 488% (9th of 1080)

Based on 4,063 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 990 PRO 4TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 990 PRO 4TB, Samsung SSD 990 PRO with Heatsink 4TB

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 4TB averaged 387.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 4TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,385MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,868MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 4TB is 313%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 190MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 73.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,063 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,744 Read 2,450 3,184
1,854 Write 3,868 4,791
1,791 Mixed 2,903 3,604
1,845 SusWrite 3,603 4,661
729% 3,206 MB/s
Min Avg Max
51.3 4K Read 73.8 94.7
83.8 4K Write 190 304
60.3 4K Mixed 105 149
347% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
910 DQ Read 1,605 2,218
424 DQ Write 1,184 1,824
656 DQ Mixed 1,385 2,019
1,038% 1,391 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3573 3762 3745 2766 1545 1515 MB/s
Read 3,052
Write 3,874
Mixed 3,284
SusWrite 2,818
737% 3,257 MB/s
4K Read 69.9
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 89.2
292% 98.2 MB/s
DQ Read 926
DQ Write 675
DQ Mixed 857
625% 820 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 76,492,000 SSDs tested


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Gaming 459%
Desktop 127%
Workstation 609%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO

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