Average Bench: 251% (57th of 1072)

Based on 262,559 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 150.6% 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 1,077MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,293MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 215%. 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 134MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 943MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 262,559 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,052 Read 1,664 1,811
777 Write 1,830 2,282
643 Mixed 1,601 1,929
284 SusWrite 943 2,112
340% 1,509 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.1 4K Read 58 66.1
55.2 4K Write 134 222
41.2 4K Mixed 71.2 97.2
250% 87.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
668 DQ Read 1,293 1,935
273 DQ Write 965 1,597
354 DQ Mixed 1,077 1,624
819% 1,112 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
876GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2079 2087 2102 2107 2112 2107 MB/s
Read 1,676
Write 2,142
Mixed 1,831
SusWrite 2,099
439% 1,937 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 70
227% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,337
DQ Write 1,106
DQ Mixed 1,216
912% 1,220 MB/s
509GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1991 1990 2004 596 309 311 MB/s
Read 1,643
Write 2,080
Mixed 1,785
SusWrite 1200
379% 1,677 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 59.6
205% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,717
DQ Write 1,376
DQ Mixed 1,520
1,145% 1,538 MB/s
208GB free
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1460 1123 351 410 399 418 MB/s
Read 1753
Write 1,756
Mixed 1,718
SusWrite 694
332% 1,480 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 79.4
263% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1597
DQ Write 1,241
DQ Mixed 1,380
1,043% 1,406 MB/s
588GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2076 518 222 170 127 200 MB/s
Read 1722
Write 2,189
Mixed 1,891
SusWrite 552
358% 1,589 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 85.3
285% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,009
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 812
615% 834 MB/s
863GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1308 1342 1106 1347 1497 1508 MB/s
Read 1,367
Write 1,369
Mixed 1,301
SusWrite 1,351
304% 1,347 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 60.4
200% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 822
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 616
440% 579 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1743 105 264 122 252 105 MB/s
Read 1,680
Write 2,065
Mixed 1,830
SusWrite 432
338% 1,502 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 69.6
226% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,410
DQ Write 1,116
DQ Mixed 1,248
938% 1,258 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1914 786 360 440 463 465 MB/s
Read 1,601
Write 2,062
Mixed 1711
SusWrite 738
345% 1,528 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 63.1
211% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,134
DQ Write 830
DQ Mixed 977
731% 980 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1459 270 257 287 338 341 MB/s
Read 1,616
Write 2,022
Mixed 1,795
SusWrite 492
334% 1,481 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 75.2
253% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,089
DQ Write 800
DQ Mixed 940
704% 943 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $180

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21 days ago.

I love this thing@ Windows boots in less than 15 seconds!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best ssd for a game install drive


Excellent

23 months ago.

Possibly the best SSD for gaming as you can disable low power states with Samsung's Magician software without having to worry about the thing overheating (it's maximum power draw is lower than other high-performance NVMe drives). [The switch between power states can cause the odd high access time that can cause frame skips in games. It can also make an NVMe SSD perform slower than a SATA one in some situations. This is not something generally picked up by SSD benchmarking software — they would have to report 1% or 0.1% maximum access time averages (just like a decent gaming benchmark would report 1% or 0.1% minimum frame rate averages) and they generally don't.]


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