Average Bench: 284% (30th of 1058)

Based on 60 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PM9A1 NVMe Samsu

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PM9A1 Samsu 1TB averaged 184.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PM9A1 Samsu 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 782MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,864MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PM9A1 Samsu 1TB is 178%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PM9A1 Samsu 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 56.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,001 Read 1,860 2,621
985 Write 1,864 2,391
901 Mixed 1,721 2,319
795 SusWrite 1,713 2,176
404% 1,790 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.6 4K Read 56.2 73.3
61.4 4K Write 112 188
40.9 4K Mixed 70.9 95.5
235% 79.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.5 DQ Read 846 1,375
50.9 DQ Write 588 1,177
251 DQ Mixed 782 1,237
566% 739 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
903GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1825 2108 2371 2368 2356 1712 MB/s
Read 2,594
Write 2,391
Mixed 2,321
SusWrite 2,123
531% 2,358 MB/s
4K Read 73.3
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 102
331% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,376
DQ Write 1,214
DQ Mixed 1,307
976% 1,299 MB/s
545GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36304029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1736 2403 2385 2554 2392 1435 MB/s
Read 2,622
Write 2,557
Mixed 2,403
SusWrite 2,151
548% 2,433 MB/s
4K Read 73.2
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 95.5
312% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,039
DQ Write 888
DQ Mixed 955
718% 961 MB/s
882GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2201 2122 2103 2053 2054 1767 MB/s
Read 2,170
Write 2,024
Mixed 1,955
SusWrite 2,050
462% 2,050 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 209
4K Mixed 82.2
303% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,096
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 960
724% 973 MB/s
891GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2040 2073 2074 2049 2016 1696 MB/s
Read 2,138
Write 1,994
Mixed 1844
SusWrite 1,991
449% 1,992 MB/s
4K Read 56.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 74.4
246% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 759
DQ Write 479
DQ Mixed 590
448% 609 MB/s
610GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36304029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2056 2140 2167 2299 2303 1628 MB/s
Read 1,362
Write 2,236
Mixed 1,683
SusWrite 2,099
420% 1,845 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 71.3
230% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 934
DQ Write 787
DQ Mixed 876
652% 866 MB/s
819GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2000 1981 1983 1943 1843 1608 MB/s
Read 2,059
Write 1,958
Mixed 1,800
SusWrite 1893
434% 1,927 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 64.1
226% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 645
DQ Write 377
DQ Mixed 468
360% 497 MB/s
863GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36304029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1255 1243 1376 1460 1492 1303 MB/s
Read 1,936
Write 1,580
Mixed 1,657
SusWrite 1,354
366% 1,632 MB/s
4K Read 61.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 79.2
257% 86.6 MB/s
DQ Read 829
DQ Write 377
DQ Mixed 859
569% 688 MB/s
904GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36303029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1441 1454 1474 1516 1534 1537 MB/s
Read 1,228
Write 1,552
Mixed 1404
SusWrite 1,493
322% 1,419 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 70.2
215% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 800
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 774
516% 630 MB/s
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Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9500

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