Average Bench: 300% (21st of 1058)

Based on 1,638 user benchmarks.  Model: PM9A1 NVMe Samsung 1024GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm9a1 NVMe Samsung 1024GB averaged 199.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Pm9a1 NVMe Samsung 1024GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 919MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,913MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm9a1 NVMe Samsung 1024GB is 246%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Pm9a1 NVMe Samsung 1024GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 126MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 59.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,638 samples)
Min Avg Max
929 Read 1,949 2,679
1,080 Write 1,913 2,616
874 Mixed 1,734 2,462
829 SusWrite 1,704 2,311
411% 1,825 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.5 4K Read 59.5 82
63.3 4K Write 126 200
46.3 4K Mixed 78.7 115
258% 88.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
449 DQ Read 964 1,495
226 DQ Write 713 1,288
356 DQ Mixed 919 1355
665% 865 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
877GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36304029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1602 1979 2108 2176 2215 1895 MB/s
Read 1,320
Write 2,242
Mixed 1,317
SusWrite 1,996
390% 1,719 MB/s
4K Read 59.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 75.7
248% 83.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,148
DQ Write 807
DQ Mixed 944
714% 966 MB/s
826GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36302029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2149 2199 2219 2257 2192 1611 MB/s
Read 1455
Write 2,138
Mixed 1,681
SusWrite 2,104
419% 1,845 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 70.6
225% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 699
DQ Mixed 790
592% 791 MB/s
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36304029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1473 1525 1342 1468 1530 1427 MB/s
Read 1914
Write 1,668
Mixed 1,720
SusWrite 1461
380% 1,691 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 73.3
236% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 941
DQ Write 491
DQ Mixed 1,081
706% 838 MB/s
614GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36302029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1168 1100 1212 1122 1264 1275 MB/s
Read 1,553
Write 1,331
Mixed 976
SusWrite 1,190
283% 1,262 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 53.2
180% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 728
478% 572 MB/s
650GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36303029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1160 1291 1277 1217 1237 1317 MB/s
Read 1,053
Write 1,410
Mixed 1280
SusWrite 1,250
283% 1,248 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 59.6
199% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 636
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 672
444% 534 MB/s
614GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36302029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 729 1036 1060 1204 1258 1269 MB/s
Read 1,445
Write 1332
Mixed 974
SusWrite 1,093
272% 1,211 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 53.2
176% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 553
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 619
410% 493 MB/s
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Typical NVMe Samsung 1024GB Builds (Compare 5,018 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9500

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