Average Bench: 306% (20th of 1058)

Based on 7,974 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 206.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,134MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,482MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 190%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 836MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 179MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,357 Read 2,482 3,046
531 Write 2,078 2,555
679 Mixed 1,881 2,397
441 SusWrite 836 1,077
407% 1,819 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.4 4K Read 74 88.1
89.9 4K Write 179 250
55.6 4K Mixed 97.7 127
332% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
758 DQ Read 1,376 2,025
426 DQ Write 1,005 1,600
519 DQ Mixed 1,134 1,772
863% 1,172 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1993 2012 971 391 391 436 MB/s
Read 2,540
Write 2,041
Mixed 1,960
SusWrite 1,032
423% 1,893 MB/s
4K Read 81.7
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 109
361% 125 MB/s
DQ Read 1328
DQ Write 1,020
DQ Mixed 1,158
871% 1,169 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1896 1942 667 391 391 395 MB/s
Read 2539
Write 2,042
Mixed 1,963
SusWrite 947
419% 1,873 MB/s
4K Read 78.9
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 106
352% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1,317
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 1,148
862% 1,156 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,019,224 SSDs tested.

Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 94,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 103%
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 106%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,038

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

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