Average Bench: 259% (52nd of 1069)

Based on 105,760 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 159.2% 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 1,066MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,244MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 191%. 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 139MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 105,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,008 Read 1,550 1,788
1,099 Write 1,883 2,278
1,036 Mixed 1,647 1,928
437 SusWrite 1,157 2,124
352% 1,559 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.1 4K Read 54.5 65.6
71.4 4K Write 139 222
47.4 4K Mixed 73.9 96.6
251% 89.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
644 DQ Read 1,244 1,919
354 DQ Write 959 1,572
428 DQ Mixed 1,066 1,632
807% 1,090 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
860GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1835 2054 2089 2232 2229 2223 MB/s
Read 1,790
Write 2,276
Mixed 1,748
SusWrite 2,110
448% 1,981 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 85.5
290% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,397
DQ Write 1,056
DQ Mixed 1215
912% 1,222 MB/s
770GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1766 1993 1950 2032 2024 720 MB/s
Read 1,634
Write 2,050
Mixed 1,481
SusWrite 1,748
391% 1,728 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 75.2
245% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 1,304
DQ Write 1048
DQ Mixed 1,156
871% 1,169 MB/s
496GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2210 2048 442 171 248 286 MB/s
Read 1,791
Write 1,674
Mixed 1,948
SusWrite 901
355% 1,579 MB/s
4K Read 64.6
4K Write 201
4K Mixed 92
322% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,361
DQ Write 1,096
DQ Mixed 1,209
910% 1,222 MB/s
668GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1086 1035 1114 1108 1053 1120 MB/s
Read 1,131
Write 1,014
Mixed 1116
SusWrite 1,086
245% 1,087 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 71.9
236% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,190
DQ Write 918
DQ Mixed 1,051
787% 1,053 MB/s
777GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1008 966 1045 1041 1107 1075 MB/s
Read 1,033
Write 1,098
Mixed 1,044
SusWrite 1,040
238% 1,053 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 62.8
207% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 882
DQ Write 689
DQ Mixed 757
574% 776 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1737 435 304 311 328 441 MB/s
Read 1,509
Write 1,480
Mixed 1,705
SusWrite 593
297% 1,322 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 63.6
212% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 928
DQ Write 726
DQ Mixed 815
613% 823 MB/s
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Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 11,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 220%
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Desktop 111%
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Workstation
Workstation 223%
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Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $160

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 Comments

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Excellent

15 months ago.

Best ssd for a game install drive


Excellent

7 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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