Average Bench: 343% (12th of 1058)

Based on 30,415 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 243.5% 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 1,134MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,582MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 186%. 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 175MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 70.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,415 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,090 Read 2,532 3,052
1,056 Write 2,582 3,389
990 Mixed 2,288 3,039
827 SusWrite 1,476 1,967
499% 2,220 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.1 4K Read 70.8 87.5
100 4K Write 175 238
58.3 4K Mixed 96.8 126
324% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
793 DQ Read 1,353 1,932
362 DQ Write 954 1,423
518 DQ Mixed 1,134 1,701
852% 1,147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3238 3393 945 657 660 659 MB/s
Read 3,066
Write 3,477
Mixed 3,084
SusWrite 1592
632% 2,805 MB/s
4K Read 89.7
4K Write 250
4K Mixed 129
434% 156 MB/s
DQ Read 2,059
DQ Write 1,768
DQ Mixed 1905
1,430% 1,911 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3360 3370 2746 757 753 756 MB/s
Read 2,203
Write 2,722
Mixed 2,632
SusWrite 1,957
538% 2,378 MB/s
4K Read 91.3
4K Write 258
4K Mixed 130
441% 160 MB/s
DQ Read 2215
DQ Write 1,032
DQ Mixed 1,850
1,312% 1,699 MB/s
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3327 2589 655 650 657 655 MB/s
Read 3,098
Write 3,409
Mixed 2,975
SusWrite 1,422
613% 2,726 MB/s
4K Read 89.4
4K Write 250
4K Mixed 130
434% 156 MB/s
DQ Read 2,129
DQ Write 1,026
DQ Mixed 1,794
1,274% 1,650 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3214 3274 2687 729 749 749 MB/s
Read 2,982
Write 3,353
Mixed 2,995
SusWrite 1,900
633% 2,808 MB/s
4K Read 83.2
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 116
381% 133 MB/s
DQ Read 1,405
DQ Write 1,146
DQ Mixed 1,255
945% 1,269 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2761 3323 3196 759 759 760 MB/s
Read 3090
Write 3,304
Mixed 2,941
SusWrite 1,926
634% 2,815 MB/s
4K Read 82.5
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 109
359% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1411
DQ Write 1,028
DQ Mixed 1,194
899% 1211 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2469 2349 921 922 910 926 MB/s
Read 2,696
Write 2,501
Mixed 2,421
SusWrite 1,416
507% 2,259 MB/s
4K Read 85.9
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 121
400% 141 MB/s
DQ Read 1,373
DQ Write 1,033
DQ Mixed 1,188
892% 1,198 MB/s
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1297 1063 1050 1042 1049 1057 MB/s
Read 2,968
Write 3,139
Mixed 2,984
SusWrite 1,093
572% 2,546 MB/s
4K Read 79.7
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 108
354% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1315
DQ Write 1,004
DQ Mixed 1,090
834% 1,136 MB/s
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Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 27,936 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 177%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 207%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $302

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,661

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