Average Bench: 299% (22nd of 1058)

Based on 4,990 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 198.7% 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 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,042MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,501MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 171%. 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 832MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 168MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,990 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,227 Read 2,501 2,996
535 Write 2,075 2,564
682 Mixed 1,863 2,372
434 SusWrite 832 1,077
406% 1,818 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.5 4K Read 71.6 86.2
92 4K Write 168 223
54.2 4K Mixed 94.7 120
319% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
802 DQ Read 1,274 1,663
443 DQ Write 917 1,364
591 DQ Mixed 1,042 1,477
793% 1,078 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2416 2264 379 386 388 380 MB/s
Read 2,943
Write 2,314
Mixed 2,116
SusWrite 1,036
469% 2,102 MB/s
4K Read 84
4K Write 213
4K Mixed 117
389% 138 MB/s
DQ Read 1,581
DQ Write 1,393
DQ Mixed 1,494
1,118% 1,489 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2188 1586 395 397 398 396 MB/s
Read 2541
Write 2,290
Mixed 2,045
SusWrite 893
435% 1,942 MB/s
4K Read 76.3
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 98.5
323% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 982
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 848
638% 859 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1098 477 476 470 478 470 MB/s
Read 2,411
Write 2,155
Mixed 1,873
SusWrite 578
392% 1,754 MB/s
4K Read 69.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 82.2
277% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,539
DQ Write 746
DQ Mixed 1,216
883% 1,167 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,208,176 SSDs tested.

Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 73,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,062

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

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