Average Bench: 290% (26th of 1058)

Based on 34,844 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 190.0% 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 1,112MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,303MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 160%. 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 57.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,844 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,031 Read 1,572 1,801
1,136 Write 1,952 2,300
1,069 Mixed 1,681 1,936
479 SusWrite 1,520 2,235
380% 1,681 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.8 4K Read 57.8 66.1
89.2 4K Write 153 212
55.5 4K Mixed 80.1 96.4
271% 97 MB/s
Min Avg Max
789 DQ Read 1,303 1,818
429 DQ Write 960 1,354
554 DQ Mixed 1,112 1,534
836% 1,125 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: 2095 2117 2160 2186 2173 2185 MB/s
Read 1,732
Write 2,150
Mixed 1,837
SusWrite 2,152
446% 1,968 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 78.6
264% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,222
DQ Write 977
DQ Mixed 1,075
811% 1,091 MB/s
601GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2011 2128 2151 2195 427 365 MB/s
Read 1,768
Write 2,335
Mixed 1,959
SusWrite 1,546
430% 1,902 MB/s
4K Read 66.5
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 96.3
329% 120 MB/s
DQ Read 1,351
DQ Write 1072
DQ Mixed 1187
895% 1,203 MB/s
803GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1767 1737 1787 1766 1763 1820 MB/s
Read 1328
Write 1,125
Mixed 1,484
SusWrite 1,773
323% 1,427 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 67.1
246% 96.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,731
DQ Write 1,324
DQ Mixed 1,473
1,116% 1,510 MB/s
716GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2044 2024 2040 2062 1341 370 MB/s
Read 1,485
Write 2,036
Mixed 1,706
SusWrite 1,647
389% 1,718 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 74.6
249% 87.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,086
DQ Write 806
DQ Mixed 945
707% 946 MB/s
877GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1594 1711 1640 1690 1705 1641 MB/s
Read 1,612
Write 1,932
Mixed 1,673
SusWrite 1,663
389% 1,720 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 59.5
192% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 425
DQ Mixed 532
403% 547 MB/s
371GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1849 232 298 146 159 252 MB/s
Read 1,706
Write 2,160
Mixed 1,836
SusWrite 489
348% 1,548 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 71.3
235% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 925
DQ Write 659
DQ Mixed 792
592% 792 MB/s
661GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 759 907 730 744 736 MB/s
Read 773
Write 865
Mixed 798
SusWrite 781
182% 804 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 59
182% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 416
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 367
276% 370 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1366 267 207 135 254 201 MB/s
Read 1,354
Write 1,664
Mixed 1,264
SusWrite 405
263% 1,172 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 44.7
4K Mixed 24.5
84% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,171
DQ Write 884
DQ Mixed 1,001
756% 1,019 MB/s
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Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 79,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,053

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