Average Bench: 243% (53rd of 1058)

Based on 2,082 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 142.8% 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 1,017MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,184MB/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 915MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
718 Read 1,451 1,715
891 Write 1,793 2,156
824 Mixed 1,511 1,754
419 SusWrite 915 1,479
320% 1,417 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41 4K Read 56.5 65.4
83.6 4K Write 147 196
54.7 4K Mixed 78 93.8
263% 93.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
634 DQ Read 1,184 1,575
242 DQ Write 937 1,297
325 DQ Mixed 1,017 1,236
773% 1,046 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1945 2133 2127 2139 256 245 MB/s
Read 1,712
Write 2173
Mixed 1,756
SusWrite 1,474
402% 1,779 MB/s
4K Read 66.8
4K Write 206
4K Mixed 96.9
335% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1,379
DQ Write 1,184
DQ Mixed 1,227
934% 1,264 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2042 2066 1490 247 271 283 MB/s
Read 1648
Write 2,073
Mixed 1739
SusWrite 1,066
368% 1,632 MB/s
4K Read 65.3
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 94.1
322% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,340
DQ Write 1,162
DQ Mixed 1,229
927% 1,244 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1796 1832 1904 1624 256 282 MB/s
Read 1,546
Write 1,962
Mixed 1,612
SusWrite 1,282
362% 1,600 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 72.9
240% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,202
DQ Write 1,015
DQ Mixed 1,102
827% 1,106 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2005 1632 119 117 94 110 MB/s
Read 1,665
Write 2,052
Mixed 1,739
SusWrite 679
345% 1,534 MB/s
4K Read 64.6
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 91.8
314% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,299
DQ Write 1099
DQ Mixed 1,186
892% 1,195 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1880 1942 1180 226 230 248 MB/s
Read 1651
Write 1,962
Mixed 1,694
SusWrite 951
353% 1,564 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 79.4
264% 93.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,117
DQ Write 1,073
DQ Mixed 1,069
810% 1,086 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1967 1992 1991 705 255 315 MB/s
Read 1,646
Write 2,057
Mixed 1,710
SusWrite 1,204
374% 1,654 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 75.5
250% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 968
DQ Write 670
DQ Mixed 867
634% 835 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1453 1519 1551 1499 1060 227 MB/s
Read 1,368
Write 1626
Mixed 1,458
SusWrite 1,218
320% 1,418 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 66.5
199% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 810
DQ Write 598
DQ Mixed 734
540% 714 MB/s
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,015

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