Average Bench: 251% (47th of 1058)

Based on 1,617 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe Samsung SSD 980

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme Samsung SSD 980 500GB averaged 151.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme Samsung SSD 980 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 927MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,850MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme Samsung SSD 980 500GB is 222%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme Samsung SSD 980 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 134MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 1,032MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,617 samples)
Min Avg Max
712 Read 1,677 2,697
743 Write 1,850 3,116
749 Mixed 1,606 2,785
404 SusWrite 1,032 1,861
347% 1,541 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40 4K Read 56.4 80.1
75.5 4K Write 134 216
45.4 4K Mixed 75.5 111
253% 88.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
589 DQ Read 1,100 1,597
265 DQ Write 824 1,292
382 DQ Mixed 927 1,270
703% 950 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
315GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3377 1470 886 893 892 903 MB/s
Read 3,087
Write 3,318
Mixed 3069
SusWrite 1,404
612% 2,719 MB/s
4K Read 87.7
4K Write 231
4K Mixed 126
417% 148 MB/s
DQ Read 1,956
DQ Write 1,591
DQ Mixed 1,745
1,314% 1,764 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1904 341 198 207 172 176 MB/s
Read 1,694
Write 2,129
Mixed 1758
SusWrite 500
342% 1,520 MB/s
4K Read 67.4
4K Write 213
4K Mixed 97.3
340% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,418
DQ Write 1,096
DQ Mixed 1,224
924% 1,246 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1724 1725 1287 199 226 246 MB/s
Read 1,337
Write 1,838
Mixed 1,540
SusWrite 901
317% 1,404 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 85.9
283% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,448
DQ Write 1,241
DQ Mixed 1,238
957% 1,309 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1583 1631 1310 204 226 228 MB/s
Read 1328
Write 1,754
Mixed 1,519
SusWrite 864
309% 1,366 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 83.3
281% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1434
DQ Write 1,236
DQ Mixed 1,246
958% 1,305 MB/s
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1172 876 228 179 171 186 MB/s
Read 1,665
Write 1,819
Mixed 1,611
SusWrite 468
312% 1,391 MB/s
4K Read 59.3
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 76.9
257% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 956
DQ Write 639
DQ Mixed 746
571% 780 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 942 669 148 149 150 167 MB/s
Read 1,442
Write 1899
Mixed 1,528
SusWrite 371
295% 1,310 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 68.7
232% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,204
DQ Write 856
DQ Mixed 1,003
756% 1,021 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 492 515 526 807 1033 MB/s
Read 1,124
Write 1089
Mixed 1,120
SusWrite 633
223% 992 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 65.2
215% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 588
DQ Write 497
DQ Mixed 542
406% 542 MB/s
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Typical Samsung SSD 980 500GB Builds (Compare 1,536 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 5050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $200

Popular Samsung SSD 980 500GB compatible motherboards:

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