Average Bench: 429% (4th of 1058)

Based on 5,890 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 329.3% 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 1,147MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,945MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 216%. 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 173MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 71.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,890 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,736 Read 2,631 2,961
1838 Write 2,945 3,420
1,302 Mixed 2,654 3,095
1,718 SusWrite 2,787 3,412
623% 2,754 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.8 4K Read 71.7 82.1
93 4K Write 173 222
61.7 4K Mixed 99 118
327% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
812 DQ Read 1,291 1,652
335 DQ Write 1,056 1,420
434 DQ Mixed 1,147 1,517
866% 1,165 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3468 3476 3477 3481 3484 3480 MB/s
Read 3,026
Write 3,470
Mixed 3,144
SusWrite 3,478
742% 3,279 MB/s
4K Read 84.2
4K Write 237
4K Mixed 124
412% 148 MB/s
DQ Read 1,834
DQ Write 1,610
DQ Mixed 1,696
1,279% 1,713 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3453 3457 3460 3462 3461 3462 MB/s
Read 3024
Write 3,431
Mixed 3,128
SusWrite 3,459
738% 3,260 MB/s
4K Read 84.7
4K Write 231
4K Mixed 123
409% 146 MB/s
DQ Read 1,384
DQ Write 1,214
DQ Mixed 1,283
966% 1,294 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3378 3407 3408 3416 3420 3420 MB/s
Read 2890
Write 3,399
Mixed 3,085
SusWrite 3,408
723% 3,196 MB/s
4K Read 81.3
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 115
379% 134 MB/s
DQ Read 1,392
DQ Write 1,200
DQ Mixed 1,285
966% 1,292 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2533 2648 3139 3172 3173 3191 MB/s
Read 2,877
Write 3,122
Mixed 2,858
SusWrite 2,976
668% 2,958 MB/s
4K Read 75.5
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 107
365% 132 MB/s
DQ Read 1,519
DQ Write 1,296
DQ Mixed 1,398
1,050% 1,404 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1296 3257 3456 3455 3456 3458 MB/s
Read 2,919
Write 3,455
Mixed 3,102
SusWrite 3063
709% 3,135 MB/s
4K Read 82.2
4K Write 227
4K Mixed 118
396% 142 MB/s
DQ Read 72.1
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 679
368% 328 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2139 2142 2157 2138 2138 2134 MB/s
Read 2163
Write 2,129
Mixed 2,060
SusWrite 2,141
479% 2,123 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 80.3
296% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1189
DQ Write 886
DQ Mixed 1,021
768% 1032 MB/s
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Typical 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 3,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 228%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 283%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $2,676

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