Average Bench: 279% (30th of 1058)

Based on 78,601 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 1TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 179.0% 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 1,153MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,351MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 197%. 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 159MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 58.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 78,601 samples)
Min Avg Max
938 Read 1,559 1,808
973 Write 1,915 2,312
767 Mixed 1,653 1,943
427 SusWrite 1,279 2,230
362% 1,601 MB/s
Min Avg Max
43.2 4K Read 58.1 66.8
85.1 4K Write 159 230
57.2 4K Mixed 81.4 102
277% 99.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
763 DQ Read 1,351 1,939
424 DQ Write 1,029 1,568
542 DQ Mixed 1,153 1,638
872% 1,178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
751GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2066 2090 2092 2038 1934 2069 MB/s
Read 1,692
Write 2,116
Mixed 1,740
SusWrite 2,048
430% 1,899 MB/s
4K Read 56.1
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 77.3
261% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,486
DQ Write 1,330
DQ Mixed 1,401
1,052% 1,406 MB/s
473GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1939 2088 2108 2090 2125 2137 MB/s
Read 1,756
Write 1,349
Mixed 1,892
SusWrite 2,081
400% 1,769 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 83
276% 97.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1218
DQ Write 878
DQ Mixed 1,005
762% 1,034 MB/s
788GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1991 2089 2079 2086 664 444 MB/s
Read 1,747
Write 2,082
Mixed 1,835
SusWrite 1,559
408% 1,805 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 66.4
219% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,668
DQ Write 1,108
DQ Mixed 789
750% 1,188 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2157 2173 860 418 431 433 MB/s
Read 1,722
Write 2,265
Mixed 1,899
SusWrite 1,078
393% 1,741 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 84.6
281% 99.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,550
DQ Write 1,236
DQ Mixed 1,340
1,017% 1,375 MB/s
246GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1067 339 372 445 448 441 MB/s
Read 1,712
Write 1,729
Mixed 1,666
SusWrite 518
316% 1,406 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 84.1
285% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1333
DQ Write 1,099
DQ Mixed 1,201
904% 1,211 MB/s
343GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1685 1780 1115 276 265 319 MB/s
Read 1579
Write 1202
Mixed 1,700
SusWrite 907
303% 1,347 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 69
229% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,293
DQ Write 953
DQ Mixed 1,114
835% 1120 MB/s
644GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1288 1298 1302 1295 1292 514 MB/s
Read 1,214
Write 1,289
Mixed 1,237
SusWrite 1,165
277% 1,226 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 69.7
229% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 821
DQ Write 601
DQ Mixed 706
529% 709 MB/s
309GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1569 264 384 429 443 444 MB/s
Read 1,611
Write 2,088
Mixed 1,763
SusWrite 589
341% 1,513 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 66.7
218% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,306
DQ Write 929
DQ Mixed 1,082
818% 1,105 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,070,795 SSDs tested.

Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 97,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,053

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Excellent

10 months ago.

Best ssd for a game install drive


Excellent

2 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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