Average Bench: 349% (10th of 1058)

Based on 17,757 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 249.4% 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 1,122MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,690MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 174%. 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 72.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,757 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,543 Read 2,632 3,041
1,068 Write 2,690 3368
1,027 Mixed 2,426 3,022
836 SusWrite 1,506 1,966
520% 2,313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.4 4K Read 72.2 86
90.3 4K Write 170 226
60.4 4K Mixed 96.4 122
323% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
772 DQ Read 1,297 1,680
190 DQ Write 1,033 1,437
337 DQ Mixed 1,122 1,550
851% 1,151 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3289 3296 3062 745 747 745 MB/s
Read 2,939
Write 2,761
Mixed 2,985
SusWrite 1,981
600% 2,666 MB/s
4K Read 83
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 116
381% 133 MB/s
DQ Read 1,233
DQ Write 1,139
DQ Mixed 1163
879% 1,179 MB/s
414GB free
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2425 2432 2432 2336 754 760 MB/s
Read 2,554
Write 2,433
Mixed 2,302
SusWrite 1,856
514% 2,286 MB/s
4K Read 70.2
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 93.1
299% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 955
DQ Write 691
DQ Mixed 860
632% 835 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2269 812 812 828 827 837 MB/s
Read 2,961
Write 3,260
Mixed 2,963
SusWrite 1,064
576% 2,562 MB/s
4K Read 76.8
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 109
364% 130 MB/s
DQ Read 1,084
DQ Write 974
DQ Mixed 1,026
770% 1,028 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2288 2322 2343 2380 805 755 MB/s
Read 2,482
Write 2,316
Mixed 2,248
SusWrite 1,815
498% 2,215 MB/s
4K Read 67.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 88.2
282% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 547
DQ Mixed 819
597% 790 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1034 1630 974 978 985 994 MB/s
Read 2,485
Write 2,365
Mixed 2,247
SusWrite 1,099
460% 2,049 MB/s
4K Read 66
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 91.4
294% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,782
DQ Write 1,442
DQ Mixed 1,582
1,193% 1,602 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2240 986 975 974 976 973 MB/s
Read 2,860
Write 3,178
Mixed 2,752
SusWrite 1,187
561% 2,494 MB/s
4K Read 75.2
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 98.9
328% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 794
DQ Write 646
DQ Mixed 746
551% 728 MB/s
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Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 22,762 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 178%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 206%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $330

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,584

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