Average Bench: 239% (56th of 1059)

Based on 39,426 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 138.9% 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 1,016MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,230MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 134%. 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 769MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,426 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,002 Read 1,486 1,719
941 Write 1,735 2,119
940 Mixed 1,501 1,747
380 SusWrite 769 1,376
309% 1,373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
42 4K Read 62.4 65.8
76.2 4K Write 151 226
51.9 4K Mixed 77.6 96.2
274% 96.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
666 DQ Read 1,230 1,598
408 DQ Write 955 1,503
519 DQ Mixed 1,016 1,242
781% 1,067 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1812 1922 1424 202 222 237 MB/s
Read 1624
Write 2,058
Mixed 1,713
SusWrite 970
359% 1,591 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 85.8
288% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,338
DQ Write 1,005
DQ Mixed 1,127
855% 1,157 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1930 1756 276 191 161 161 MB/s
Read 1,660
Write 2,067
Mixed 1729
SusWrite 746
349% 1,551 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 81
268% 93.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,311
DQ Write 1,039
DQ Mixed 1,133
860% 1,161 MB/s
266GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1938 505 139 160 203 258 MB/s
Read 1620
Write 2046
Mixed 1,720
SusWrite 534
333% 1480 MB/s
4K Read 60.5
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 83.5
283% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1235
DQ Write 1,001
DQ Mixed 1,094
826% 1,110 MB/s
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1734 559 196 289 311 314 MB/s
Read 1,338
Write 2,004
Mixed 1,482
SusWrite 567
304% 1,348 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 83.9
285% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,096
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 930
704% 951 MB/s
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1766 185 144 151 139 150 MB/s
Read 1,507
Write 1,819
Mixed 1,570
SusWrite 422
299% 1,330 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 69.6
230% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,561
DQ Write 1,080
DQ Mixed 1,232
944% 1,291 MB/s
312GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1750 1330 193 190 175 219 MB/s
Read 1,362
Write 1,825
Mixed 1490
SusWrite 643
300% 1,330 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 64.7
211% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 802
DQ Write 589
DQ Mixed 709
526% 700 MB/s
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Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 11,371 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 147%
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Desktop 101%
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Workstation 136%
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Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,024

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Unreal boot drive and the speeds are well worth the price.


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