Average Bench: 341% (19th of 1072)

Based on 58,572 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 241.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,224MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,616MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 236%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 167MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 69.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,572 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,357 Read 2,539 3,076
998 Write 2,616 3,447
924 Mixed 2,402 3,065
707 SusWrite 1,423 2,130
505% 2,245 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.9 4K Read 69.7 88.1
67.8 4K Write 167 254
49.2 4K Mixed 93.2 129
314% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
627 DQ Read 1,429 2,234
295 DQ Write 1,097 1,795
437 DQ Mixed 1,224 1,958
926% 1,250 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
251GB free
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2833 2990 2988 1647 471 469 MB/s
Read 2,834
Write 3,102
Mixed 2,859
SusWrite 1,900
603% 2,674 MB/s
4K Read 65.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 84.3
269% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,332
DQ Write 1,100
DQ Mixed 1212
909% 1,214 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2411 1020 989 997 993 999 MB/s
Read 2802
Write 3,065
Mixed 2856
SusWrite 1,235
560% 2,489 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 83.7
282% 97 MB/s
DQ Read 1,939
DQ Write 1,540
DQ Mixed 1,742
1,303% 1,740 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2285 1388 800 793 805 808 MB/s
Read 2,548
Write 2,266
Mixed 2,286
SusWrite 1,146
462% 2,061 MB/s
4K Read 64.7
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 88
283% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,186
DQ Write 899
DQ Mixed 1,016
767% 1,034 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1166 1663 1145 754 778 827 MB/s
Read 2,203
Write 2056
Mixed 1,978
SusWrite 1,055
409% 1,823 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 70.2
222% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 921
DQ Write 607
DQ Mixed 716
547% 748 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 900 919 903 837 891 880 MB/s
Read 1,250
Write 1,164
Mixed 1196
SusWrite 888
253% 1,125 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 42.3
115% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 381
268% 342 MB/s
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Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 10,810 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 150%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 151%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $737

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