Average Bench: 59.2% (810th of 1072)

Based on 2 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980
Poor: 59%Average: 59.2% Great: 59%

Average average bench

The Samsung 980 500GB averaged 40.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 405MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this SSD perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 10.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2 samples)
Min Avg Max
429 Read 429 429
410 Write 410 410
428 Mixed 428 428
298 SusWrite 298 298
88% 391 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 13.1 13.1
8.6 4K Write 8.6 8.6
10.3 4K Mixed 10.3 10.3
37.6% 10.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
405 DQ Read 405 405
155 DQ Write 155 155
134 DQ Mixed 134 134
137% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,598,887 SSDs tested

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $273Nvidia RTX 4060 $295Crucial MX500 250GB $35
Intel Core i5-12600K $183Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12400F $134Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $31Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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