Average Bench: 237% (56th of 1058)

Based on 7,995 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 136.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 982MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,174MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 132%. 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 868MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,995 samples)
Min Avg Max
882 Read 1,440 1,717
940 Write 1,758 2,130
877 Mixed 1,495 1,751
398 SusWrite 868 1,425
314% 1,390 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42.1 4K Read 55.9 65.4
76.6 4K Write 144 198
51.7 4K Mixed 76.9 93.2
259% 92.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
572 DQ Read 1,174 1,583
187 DQ Write 874 1,243
275 DQ Mixed 982 1,235
746% 1,010 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1804 293 204 297 184 186 MB/s
Read 1,624
Write 1,911
Mixed 1,696
SusWrite 495
322% 1,431 MB/s
4K Read 61.1
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 89.7
312% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,548
DQ Write 743
DQ Mixed 1,233
892% 1,175 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1338 659 189 191 184 172 MB/s
Read 1,631
Write 1,662
Mixed 1,588
SusWrite 455
299% 1,334 MB/s
4K Read 59.7
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 80.3
268% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,193
DQ Write 819
DQ Mixed 956
727% 989 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1282 950 153 139 157 140 MB/s
Read 1,545
Write 1,948
Mixed 1,654
SusWrite 470
316% 1404 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 65.5
214% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 957
DQ Write 567
DQ Mixed 807
589% 777 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1054 1176 222 279 285 288 MB/s
Read 1,239
Write 1,585
Mixed 1,388
SusWrite 551
268% 1,191 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 55.7
179% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 443
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 413
306% 405 MB/s
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1624 474 192 262 200 261 MB/s
Read 1,252
Write 1,484
Mixed 1,288
SusWrite 502
255% 1,132 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 41.9
139% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 835
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 256
252% 421 MB/s
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Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 23,645 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 138%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,075

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