Average Bench: 416% (6th of 1058)

Based on 12,574 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 316.1% 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 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,152MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,813MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 241%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 174MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 70.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,574 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,501 Read 2,542 2,979
1,422 Write 2,813 3,441
1,279 Mixed 2,555 3,117
1,310 SusWrite 2,641 3,436
596% 2,638 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.8 4K Read 70.7 84.1
90.5 4K Write 174 244
61.6 4K Mixed 98.7 125
326% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
716 DQ Read 1,364 2,046
312 DQ Write 962 1,563
492 DQ Mixed 1,152 1,814
863% 1,159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3261 3265 3267 3264 3266 3266 MB/s
Read 2,846
Write 3,251
Mixed 2,988
SusWrite 3,265
698% 3,087 MB/s
4K Read 76.8
4K Write 231
4K Mixed 115
386% 141 MB/s
DQ Read 2,108
DQ Write 1,702
DQ Mixed 1,891
1,420% 1,900 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3329 3350 3348 3348 3347 3350 MB/s
Read 2,804
Write 3,331
Mixed 3,040
SusWrite 3,345
709% 3,130 MB/s
4K Read 75
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 102
332% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,018
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 870
649% 868 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1117 1999 2705 3006 2057 2503 MB/s
Read 2,661
Write 3,136
Mixed 2,741
SusWrite 2231
608% 2,692 MB/s
4K Read 80.6
4K Write 234
4K Mixed 124
406% 146 MB/s
DQ Read 1,913
DQ Write 1,504
DQ Mixed 1,688
1,269% 1,702 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2279 2457 2453 2447 2461 2454 MB/s
Read 2,562
Write 2,433
Mixed 2,293
SusWrite 2,425
547% 2,428 MB/s
4K Read 68.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 90.4
293% 99.2 MB/s
DQ Read 795
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 234
305% 552 MB/s
819GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2043 1962 1930 1942 1956 1960 MB/s
Read 2974
Write 3,266
Mixed 3,026
SusWrite 1,965
633% 2,808 MB/s
4K Read 79
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 103
333% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 77.6
DQ Write 662
DQ Mixed 771
477% 504 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2050 2053 2083 2133 2127 2135 MB/s
Read 2,230
Write 2,061
Mixed 1,804
SusWrite 2,097
461% 2,048 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 83.5
274% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 922
DQ Mixed 862
671% 921 MB/s
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Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 5,594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 229%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 286%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $2,590

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