Average Bench: 347% (13th of 1059)

Based on 46,564 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 247.3% 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 1,196MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,641MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 214%. 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 176MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 70MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,564 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,651 Read 2,596 3,075
1,029 Write 2,641 3,456
955 Mixed 2,383 3,075
794 SusWrite 1,442 2,117
510% 2,266 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.9 4K Read 70 88.5
89.8 4K Write 176 255
55.1 4K Mixed 96 130
322% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
746 DQ Read 1,419 2,073
406 DQ Write 1,072 1,645
504 DQ Mixed 1,196 1,830
908% 1,229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1464 2581 3106 3238 1235 655 MB/s
Read 2,805
Write 3,260
Mixed 2,943
SusWrite 2,046
624% 2,764 MB/s
4K Read 81
4K Write 195
4K Mixed 113
370% 130 MB/s
DQ Read 1,441
DQ Write 1,139
DQ Mixed 1,274
958% 1,285 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3268 3227 683 654 730 755 MB/s
Read 1,018
Write 3,257
Mixed 2,846
SusWrite 1,553
497% 2,168 MB/s
4K Read 86.3
4K Write 251
4K Mixed 128
428% 155 MB/s
DQ Read 1,956
DQ Write 1570
DQ Mixed 1,754
1,315% 1,760 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2495 2493 2125 793 819 810 MB/s
Read 2,970
Write 2,681
Mixed 2,622
SusWrite 1,589
553% 2,465 MB/s
4K Read 76.8
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 74.8
256% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,342
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 321
346% 613 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2821 1689 892 880 887 877 MB/s
Read 2,549
Write 2749
Mixed 2,399
SusWrite 1,341
508% 2,260 MB/s
4K Read 68.5
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 86.1
286% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,420
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 610
517% 787 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2645 869 868 877 882 907 MB/s
Read 2,721
Write 2,820
Mixed 2,679
SusWrite 1,175
528% 2,349 MB/s
4K Read 67.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 84.7
274% 91 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 801
607% 817 MB/s
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2085 1347 908 943 900 963 MB/s
Read 2,867
Write 2,450
Mixed 2,481
SusWrite 1,191
504% 2,247 MB/s
4K Read 70.7
4K Write 50.1
4K Mixed 59.7
210% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,195
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 286
308% 546 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1046 1013 1065 1065 693 560 MB/s
Read 1,852
Write 1,641
Mixed 957
SusWrite 907
299% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 52.2
186% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,194
DQ Write 587
DQ Mixed 864
648% 881 MB/s
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Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 6,182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 205%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 207%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,076

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