Average Bench: 274% (35th of 1058)

Based on 608 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe Samsung SSD 980

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme Samsung SSD 980 500GB averaged 174.3% 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 969MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,020MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme Samsung SSD 980 500GB is 239%. 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 140MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 58.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 608 samples)
Min Avg Max
906 Read 1,905 2,980
961 Write 2,020 3,336
896 Mixed 1,771 2,980
447 SusWrite 1,182 1,928
387% 1,720 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.8 4K Read 58.8 84.6
76.2 4K Write 140 223
49 4K Mixed 78.7 118
264% 92.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
563 DQ Read 1,097 1,655
304 DQ Write 882 1,418
422 DQ Mixed 969 1,518
731% 983 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 546 793 799 797 799 800 MB/s
Read 1,088
Write 1,052
Mixed 1,058
SusWrite 756
222% 988 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 71.1
264% 98.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,377
DQ Write 983
DQ Mixed 1,117
851% 1,159 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1432 1384 1090 270 311 320 MB/s
Read 1,264
Write 882
Mixed 1,263
SusWrite 801
236% 1,052 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 72.2
249% 87.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,139
DQ Write 834
DQ Mixed 967
728% 980 MB/s
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1148 1162 550 241 219 204 MB/s
Read 1,197
Write 1,247
Mixed 1,209
SusWrite 587
238% 1,060 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 76.1
253% 89.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,322
DQ Write 1,182
DQ Mixed 1184
907% 1,230 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1523 1370 784 71 49 272 MB/s
Read 1,123
Write 1,432
Mixed 1,209
SusWrite 678
251% 1,111 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 75.1
242% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 1,136
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 954
717% 965 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1565 1173 275 311 301 263 MB/s
Read 1,163
Write 1,547
Mixed 1,442
SusWrite 648
271% 1,200 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 72.6
240% 83.9 MB/s
DQ Read 699
DQ Write 617
DQ Mixed 660
494% 659 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1554 885 79 86 110 304 MB/s
Read 1,260
Write 1,708
Mixed 1339
SusWrite 503
271% 1,202 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 62.7
207% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 610
DQ Mixed 651
488% 652 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,324,707 SSDs tested.

Typical Samsung SSD 980 500GB Builds (Compare 996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 169%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 159%
UFO

Motherboard: Asrock B550 Extreme4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,055

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