Average Bench: 205% (83rd of 1058)

Based on 1,224 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 980 250GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB averaged 104.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 763MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 868MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB is 90.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 552MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 145MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 1,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
709 Read 1,291 1,603
707 Write 1,112 1,231
692 Mixed 1,132 1,284
353 SusWrite 552 704
229% 1,022 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.6 4K Read 56.2 65.7
81.7 4K Write 145 202
51.7 4K Mixed 76.2 92.4
260% 92.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
622 DQ Read 866 909
364 DQ Write 868 1,165
436 DQ Mixed 763 812
602% 832 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1156 1157 1147 225 165 181 MB/s
Read 1,514
Write 1172
Mixed 1,250
SusWrite 672
258% 1152 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 85.1
288% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 904
DQ Write 934
DQ Mixed 806
637% 881 MB/s
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1126 1170 1170 221 175 175 MB/s
Read 1,390
Write 1,185
Mixed 1,212
SusWrite 673
250% 1,115 MB/s
4K Read 62.7
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 83.8
285% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 891
DQ Write 1047
DQ Mixed 799
649% 912 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1151 1169 871 137 191 194 MB/s
Read 1,638
Write 1,171
Mixed 1,275
SusWrite 619
263% 1,176 MB/s
4K Read 65.2
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 88.5
303% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 84.4
179% 387 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1149 1174 508 151 147 131 MB/s
Read 1,604
Write 1,170
Mixed 1,269
SusWrite 543
256% 1,147 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 76.2
256% 91.6 MB/s
DQ Read 904
DQ Write 976
DQ Mixed 812
646% 897 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1179 1185 1192 349 131 143 MB/s
Read 1,110
Write 1205
Mixed 1,092
SusWrite 697
231% 1,026 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 82.5
279% 99.4 MB/s
DQ Read 908
DQ Write 852
DQ Mixed 790
617% 850 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1125 176 195 202 202 188 MB/s
Read 1,595
Write 1,200
Mixed 1,250
SusWrite 348
245% 1,098 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 81.5
275% 99.5 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 899
DQ Mixed 814
636% 874 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1125 347 180 167 162 158 MB/s
Read 1,306
Write 1103
Mixed 1,164
SusWrite 356
220% 983 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 65.1
215% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 910
DQ Write 703
DQ Mixed 807
604% 807 MB/s
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 632 920 491 121 69 MB/s
Read 796
Write 874
Mixed 827
SusWrite 447
166% 736 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 70
229% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 903
DQ Write 843
DQ Mixed 811
626% 852 MB/s
1,224 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,156,997 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $5516 mins
Send price feedback
Typical 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB Builds (Compare 23,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 146%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 137%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,075

Popular 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1058 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $211Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $72G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback