Average Bench: 293% (25th of 1058)

Based on 3,070 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 193.5% 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 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,017MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,458MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 167%. 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 825MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 162MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,070 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,119 Read 2,458 2,998
534 Write 1,999 2,564
682 Mixed 1,813 2,374
413 SusWrite 825 1,083
396% 1,774 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.9 4K Read 73.5 86
77.4 4K Write 162 221
52.9 4K Mixed 90.8 119
314% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
781 DQ Read 1,241 1,640
329 DQ Write 916 1,392
284 DQ Mixed 1,017 1,496
777% 1,058 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2472 2470 436 388 388 387 MB/s
Read 2,510
Write 2,172
Mixed 1,980
SusWrite 1,090
434% 1,938 MB/s
4K Read 79.6
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 115
384% 138 MB/s
DQ Read 1,792
DQ Write 1,582
DQ Mixed 1,709
1,275% 1,694 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2035 464 467 460 486 487 MB/s
Read 3,010
Write 2,451
Mixed 2,218
SusWrite 733
469% 2,103 MB/s
4K Read 80
4K Write 224
4K Mixed 118
392% 141 MB/s
DQ Read 1,648
DQ Write 1,385
DQ Mixed 1,511
1,133% 1,515 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1360 1766 1682 343 345 345 MB/s
Read 2135
Write 1,623
Mixed 1,654
SusWrite 974
357% 1,596 MB/s
4K Read 65.2
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 94.5
300% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1476
DQ Write 1,183
DQ Mixed 1324
992% 1,328 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 561 549 545 550 547 547 MB/s
Read 2,014
Write 608
Mixed 838
SusWrite 550
220% 1,002 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 60.3
247% 95.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,120
DQ Write 558
DQ Mixed 663
539% 781 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,033,604 SSDs tested.

Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 62,975 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,089

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

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