Average Bench: 291% (27th of 1058)

Based on 2,937 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 191.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,086MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,939MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 188%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 145MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 55.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,937 samples)
Min Avg Max
903 Read 1,539 1,793
1,018 Write 1,939 2,303
931 Mixed 1,660 1,937
529 SusWrite 1,633 2,240
383% 1,693 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.2 4K Read 55.8 64.6
83.6 4K Write 145 193
52.8 4K Mixed 78 93.5
262% 93.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
680 DQ Read 1,204 1,595
407 DQ Write 977 1,321
538 DQ Mixed 1,086 1,439
814% 1,089 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
871GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2126 2164 2232 2244 2247 2242 MB/s
Read 1,766
Write 2,263
Mixed 1,900
SusWrite 2,209
461% 2,034 MB/s
4K Read 61.9
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 87.9
291% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,246
DQ Write 1,066
DQ Mixed 1,151
864% 1,154 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 731 360 371 415 396 377 MB/s
Read 1,778
Write 2,140
Mixed 1,944
SusWrite 442
354% 1,576 MB/s
4K Read 66
4K Write 199
4K Mixed 96.2
329% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,342
DQ Write 1,151
DQ Mixed 1,243
932% 1,245 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2116 1593 352 379 376 396 MB/s
Read 1,654
Write 2,146
Mixed 1,824
SusWrite 869
366% 1,623 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 81.4
273% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,288
DQ Write 953
DQ Mixed 1,102
828% 1,114 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1129 340 393 405 414 410 MB/s
Read 1,744
Write 2,237
Mixed 1,912
SusWrite 515
361% 1,602 MB/s
4K Read 62.4
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 88.3
297% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,254
DQ Write 1,059
DQ Mixed 1,148
862% 1,154 MB/s
584GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1648 229 292 355 315 309 MB/s
Read 1,676
Write 2,189
Mixed 1,854
SusWrite 525
352% 1,561 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 85.7
283% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,220
DQ Write 1,044
DQ Mixed 1,132
848% 1,132 MB/s
887GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1276 1072 92 283 258 74 MB/s
Read 1,202
Write 1,300
Mixed 1,244
SusWrite 509
239% 1,063 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 76.2
252% 89.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1236
DQ Write 1,060
DQ Mixed 1150
861% 1,149 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,929,998 SSDs tested.

Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 59,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $186

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,084

Popular 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB compatible motherboards:

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