Average Bench: 285% (27th of 1058)

Based on 865 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe PM9A1 NVMe Samsung 1024GB

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 1024GB averaged 184.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 1024GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 890MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,865MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 1024GB is 209%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme PM9A1 Samsung 1024GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 141MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 554MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 865 samples)
Min Avg Max
761 Read 1,865 2,612
688 Write 1,581 2,377
723 Mixed 1,591 2,314
579 SusWrite 1,411 2,156
362% 1,612 MB/s
Min Avg Max
47.4 4K Read 67.1 76.9
83 4K Write 141 188
60.9 4K Mixed 88 108
289% 98.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
596 DQ Read 959 1,384
264 DQ Write 554 1,199
502 DQ Mixed 890 1,269
627% 801 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
574GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36304029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 970 1156 1305 1433 1425 1437 MB/s
Read 1,930
Write 1425
Mixed 1,545
SusWrite 1,288
347% 1,547 MB/s
4K Read 72.4
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 91.3
299% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 406
DQ Mixed 887
605% 757 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36303029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1185 1364 1304 1372 1321 1343 MB/s
Read 1749
Write 1,454
Mixed 1,125
SusWrite 1,315
316% 1,411 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 65.6
229% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 950
DQ Write 379
DQ Mixed 838
574% 722 MB/s
806GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 36304029 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 382 448 438 454 454 MB/s
Read 797
Write 678
Mixed 648
SusWrite 417
142% 635 MB/s
4K Read 70
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 87.6
283% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 841
DQ Write 713
DQ Mixed 1,104
738% 886 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,159,944 SSDs tested.

Typical PM9A1 Samsung 1024GB Builds (Compare 891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Dell XPS 15 9510

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