Average Bench: 316% (20th of 1058)

Based on 1,160 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PM9A1 NVMe Samsung 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 512GB averaged 216.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 977MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,240MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 512GB is 258%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 162MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 671MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,160 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,344 Read 2,282 3,081
967 Write 2,240 3,825
998 Mixed 2,004 2,967
822 SusWrite 1,432 2,142
447% 1,990 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.6 4K Read 70.3 89.3
85.2 4K Write 162 246
57 4K Mixed 95 129
314% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
563 DQ Read 1,118 1,690
260 DQ Write 671 1,345
443 DQ Mixed 977 1,508
706% 922 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36308229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3788 3812 2637 642 648 643 MB/s
Read 3,092
Write 3843
Mixed 2,959
SusWrite 2,028
672% 2,981 MB/s
4K Read 89.3
4K Write 244
4K Mixed 130
431% 154 MB/s
DQ Read 1643
DQ Write 1,417
DQ Mixed 1,545
1,154% 1,535 MB/s
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36308229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3564 3789 1025 686 766 769 MB/s
Read 2,946
Write 3,778
Mixed 2,868
SusWrite 1,766
640% 2,840 MB/s
4K Read 83.6
4K Write 253
4K Mixed 131
428% 156 MB/s
DQ Read 1,358
DQ Write 1,403
DQ Mixed 1,431
1,062% 1,397 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36308229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1198 1448 1220 1715 1766 1705 MB/s
Read 2,042
Write 1,710
Mixed 1,613
SusWrite 1,509
386% 1,718 MB/s
4K Read 63.1
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 70.2
229% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 774
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 419
345% 507 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36308229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1246 1101 1133 1049 946 974 MB/s
Read 1,045
Write 782
Mixed 888
SusWrite 1,075
213% 947 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 52.4
153% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 587
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 513
359% 458 MB/s
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36308229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1365 1014 1100 1040 923 910 MB/s
Read 968
Write 982
Mixed 995
SusWrite 1,059
226% 1,001 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 48.6
138% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 573
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 546
376% 473 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36308029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 444 419 456 667 526 MB/s
Read 826
Write 518
Mixed 729
SusWrite 457
142% 632 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 57.9
175% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 79.1
DQ Mixed 76.4
62% 87.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,018,803 SSDs tested.

Typical PM9A1 Samsung 512GB Builds (Compare 3,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell XPS 15 9510

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