Average Bench: 270% (44th of 1069)

Based on 6,726 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 170.0% 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 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 986MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,261MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 222%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 727MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 154MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 6,726 samples)
Min Avg Max
787 Read 2,251 3,027
521 Write 1,784 2,552
599 Mixed 1,646 2,388
369 SusWrite 727 1,063
358% 1,602 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.1 4K Read 63 86.7
61.8 4K Write 154 240
46 4K Mixed 83.5 124
284% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
568 DQ Read 1,261 1,981
292 DQ Write 870 1,579
419 DQ Mixed 986 1,761
757% 1,039 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2389 1430 389 384 399 401 MB/s
Read 2,927
Write 2,494
Mixed 2,326
SusWrite 899
483% 2,161 MB/s
4K Read 82.3
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 113
374% 131 MB/s
DQ Read 1,543
DQ Write 1,210
DQ Mixed 1,433
1,057% 1,395 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2434 804 447 447 441 437 MB/s
Read 2,867
Write 2,469
Mixed 2,292
SusWrite 835
473% 2,116 MB/s
4K Read 82.3
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 114
365% 125 MB/s
DQ Read 1,622
DQ Write 1,224
DQ Mixed 1,395
1,051% 1,414 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2356 2448 377 378 383 388 MB/s
Read 2,778
Write 2,441
Mixed 2,299
SusWrite 1,055
480% 2,143 MB/s
4K Read 74.7
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 101
337% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1366
DQ Write 1,038
DQ Mixed 1,178
887% 1,194 MB/s
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 813 535 528 524 509 512 MB/s
Read 2,860
Write 2,487
Mixed 2311
SusWrite 570
459% 2,057 MB/s
4K Read 81.8
4K Write 232
4K Mixed 115
394% 143 MB/s
DQ Read 1,679
DQ Write 902
DQ Mixed 1,243
937% 1,275 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2511 536 455 454 454 456 MB/s
Read 2,809
Write 2,477
Mixed 2,315
SusWrite 811
470% 2,103 MB/s
4K Read 71.3
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 94.9
311% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,255
DQ Write 1,021
DQ Mixed 1153
859% 1,143 MB/s
6,726 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 60,765,647 SSDs tested.

Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 12,048 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 135%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $873

Popular 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2022 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

So expensive but so fast that windows don't even boot faster


Excellent

7 months ago.

In short, this is the best there is.


Your
opinion?
1069 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $320Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $468Crucial MX500 250GB $37
Intel Core i7-12700K $329Nvidia RTX 3070 $450Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3050 $270Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $50SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $50SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback