Average Bench: 224% (78th of 1072)

Based on 92,081 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 123.8% 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 971MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,192MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 151%. 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 672MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 92,081 samples)
Min Avg Max
963 Read 1,509 1,709
820 Write 1,710 2,114
826 Mixed 1,478 1,743
337 SusWrite 672 1,371
302% 1,342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.3 4K Read 56.9 65.1
64.2 4K Write 134 221
42.7 4K Mixed 70.5 95.4
247% 87 MB/s
Min Avg Max
682 DQ Read 1,192 1,596
309 DQ Write 905 1,540
438 DQ Mixed 971 1,240
747% 1,023 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
218GB free
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1532 700 213 259 267 225 MB/s
Read 1,321
Write 1,782
Mixed 1,516
SusWrite 532
290% 1,288 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 209
4K Mixed 89.5
313% 119 MB/s
DQ Read 1,589
DQ Write 1,545
DQ Mixed 1,236
1,019% 1,457 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1866 1729 256 329 325 324 MB/s
Read 1,599
Write 1,892
Mixed 1,696
SusWrite 805
338% 1,498 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 70.2
230% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,449
DQ Write 1,120
DQ Mixed 1,215
928% 1,261 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1828 1764 220 288 309 310 MB/s
Read 1,587
Write 981
Mixed 1672
SusWrite 786
282% 1,257 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 70.6
229% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 1461
DQ Write 1128
DQ Mixed 1,222
934% 1,270 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1849 257 263 249 226 200 MB/s
Read 1,548
Write 2,018
Mixed 1,689
SusWrite 507
324% 1,440 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 79.7
266% 94 MB/s
DQ Read 1,146
DQ Write 911
DQ Mixed 1,008
760% 1,022 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1851 192 184 187 170 171 MB/s
Read 1,672
Write 2,045
Mixed 1,714
SusWrite 459
331% 1,473 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 75.8
258% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,149
DQ Write 913
DQ Mixed 1,020
766% 1,027 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1778 1810 554 267 156 150 MB/s
Read 1,557
Write 1897
Mixed 1,618
SusWrite 786
330% 1,465 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 63.9
209% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 798
DQ Write 591
DQ Mixed 706
525% 699 MB/s
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1660 703 189 192 142 145 MB/s
Read 1,500
Write 1,750
Mixed 1,522
SusWrite 505
297% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 66.4
216% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,193
DQ Write 891
DQ Mixed 1015
766% 1,033 MB/s
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Desktop 99%
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Workstation 142%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $984

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