Average Bench: 241% (56th of 1058)

Based on 27,979 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 141.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,024MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,258MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 158%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 794MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 158MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,979 samples)
Min Avg Max
811 Read 1,466 1,729
816 Write 1,776 2,150
772 Mixed 1,517 1,762
386 SusWrite 794 1,406
313% 1,388 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.7 4K Read 57.3 66.5
73.9 4K Write 158 233
48.5 4K Mixed 80.5 101
274% 98.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
681 DQ Read 1,258 1,598
223 DQ Write 963 1,469
320 DQ Mixed 1,024 1,243
789% 1,082 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
275GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1574 283 193 287 265 216 MB/s
Read 1,661
Write 2071
Mixed 1,744
SusWrite 470
334% 1,487 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 222
4K Mixed 93.9
332% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,590
DQ Write 1,415
DQ Mixed 1,232
998% 1,412 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1674 350 114 73 145 155 MB/s
Read 1,620
Write 2,059
Mixed 1,671
SusWrite 419
324% 1,442 MB/s
4K Read 61.9
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 87
294% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,373
DQ Write 1,016
DQ Mixed 1,144
869% 1,178 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1817 265 200 168 147 137 MB/s
Read 1685
Write 2,076
Mixed 1,722
SusWrite 456
334% 1,485 MB/s
4K Read 61.6
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 83.3
287% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,226
DQ Write 1,001
DQ Mixed 1,087
821% 1,105 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1746 366 222 197 210 180 MB/s
Read 1,320
Write 1,757
Mixed 1,499
SusWrite 487
285% 1,265 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 86.5
293% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,575
DQ Write 1,038
DQ Mixed 1222
934% 1,279 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1597 258 253 268 248 277 MB/s
Read 1,578
Write 1,206
Mixed 1,673
SusWrite 483
277% 1,235 MB/s
4K Read 52.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 74.8
250% 89.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,508
DQ Write 1,166
DQ Mixed 1,242
955% 1,305 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1424 897 221 205 206 200 MB/s
Read 1,621
Write 2,020
Mixed 1608
SusWrite 525
325% 1,444 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 80.4
272% 97 MB/s
DQ Read 1161
DQ Write 840
DQ Mixed 989
742% 997 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1705 1678 1673 1579 242 259 MB/s
Read 1,303
Write 1,826
Mixed 1,490
SusWrite 1,189
329% 1,452 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 56.1
179% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1004
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 317
300% 495 MB/s
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Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 37,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 148%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 141%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,013

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