Average Bench: 251% (65th of 1080)

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.


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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 134MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 943MB/s

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%
803GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2015 1984 1973 2080 2006 1966 MB/s
Read 1593
Write 2,014
Mixed 1,746
SusWrite 2,004
417% 1,839 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 92.9
311% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,722
DQ Write 1,362
DQ Mixed 1,503
1,135% 1,529 MB/s
797GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2149 2054 2035 2006 1949 1102 MB/s
Read 1,692
Write 2,255
Mixed 1,850
SusWrite 1,882
435% 1,920 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 81.9
278% 99.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,326
DQ Write 1,054
DQ Mixed 1,168
880% 1,183 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1624 487 243 292 273 289 MB/s
Read 1,790
Write 2,065
Mixed 1,941
SusWrite 535
356% 1,583 MB/s
4K Read 66.8
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 93.1
330% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1934
DQ Write 1,354
DQ Mixed 1,569
1,192% 1,619 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1763 273 126 128 211 174 MB/s
Read 1,777
Write 2,167
Mixed 1,873
SusWrite 446
352% 1,565 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 85.2
288% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,180
DQ Write 919
DQ Mixed 1,025
774% 1,041 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1867 372 312 329 252 198 MB/s
Read 1,653
Write 1,936
Mixed 1,847
SusWrite 555
337% 1,498 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 81.8
272% 96.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,261
DQ Write 965
DQ Mixed 1092
822% 1,106 MB/s
267GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1362 1412 734 266 262 316 MB/s
Read 1,486
Write 1,570
Mixed 1,518
SusWrite 725
298% 1,325 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 62.4
198% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 816
DQ Mixed 930
702% 946 MB/s
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Gaming 199%
Desktop 110%
Workstation 203%

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $139

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


2 years ago.

Best ssd for a game install drive


2 years 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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