Average Bench: 338% (14th of 1058)

Based on 11,644 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 237.7% 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 1,091MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,487MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 187%. 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 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 68.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,644 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,237 Read 2,538 3,019
1,042 Write 2,487 3,368
964 Mixed 2,227 3,024
817 SusWrite 1,473 1,974
490% 2,181 MB/s
Min Avg Max
44.2 4K Read 68.6 85.2
98.1 4K Write 166 219
54.8 4K Mixed 92 119
309% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
715 DQ Read 1,239 1,569
472 DQ Write 1,012 1,327
578 DQ Mixed 1,091 1,422
826% 1,114 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3287 3281 2781 633 649 653 MB/s
Read 2885
Write 3,301
Mixed 2959
SusWrite 1,881
622% 2,756 MB/s
4K Read 81.2
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 110
366% 128 MB/s
DQ Read 1,360
DQ Write 1,158
DQ Mixed 1,258
943% 1,259 MB/s
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2368 2930 3024 1143 561 719 MB/s
Read 2,885
Write 3,298
Mixed 2,974
SusWrite 1,791
617% 2,737 MB/s
4K Read 78.7
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 105
345% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,270
DQ Write 1,123
DQ Mixed 1166
883% 1,186 MB/s
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1895 3102 3184 1324 661 654 MB/s
Read 2883
Write 3,199
Mixed 2,852
SusWrite 1,803
605% 2,684 MB/s
4K Read 78.7
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 105
343% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1303
DQ Write 944
DQ Mixed 476
531% 908 MB/s
458GB free
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3148 3146 3139 876 751 756 MB/s
Read 2,816
Write 2,198
Mixed 2,851
SusWrite 1,969
553% 2,459 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 87
282% 95.2 MB/s
DQ Read 753
DQ Write 722
DQ Mixed 704
538% 726 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1983 2280 2365 2110 736 723 MB/s
Read 2510
Write 2,372
Mixed 2,304
SusWrite 1,700
500% 2,222 MB/s
4K Read 69.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 88.9
291% 97.9 MB/s
DQ Read 800
DQ Write 522
DQ Mixed 718
520% 680 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1132 1020 986 925 883 866 MB/s
Read 2,911
Write 3,052
Mixed 2,877
SusWrite 968
551% 2,452 MB/s
4K Read 76.9
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 99.5
330% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,031
DQ Write 880
DQ Mixed 941
709% 951 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1014 989 948 930 921 907 MB/s
Read 2,466
Write 1,768
Mixed 1,328
SusWrite 951
362% 1,628 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 69.5
267% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,380
DQ Write 1,012
DQ Mixed 1101
849% 1,164 MB/s
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Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 18,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $440

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,565

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