Average Bench: 503% (3rd of 1071)

Based on 1,270 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 990 PRO 2TB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 990 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 403.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 990 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,495MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 4,008MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 990 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 298%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 990 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 74.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 233MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,270 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,582 Read 2,659 3,322
2,025 Write 4,008 4,906
1,833 Mixed 3,238 3,749
1,748 SusWrite 3,453 4,196
758% 3,339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.2 4K Read 74.1 96.6
91 4K Write 233 330
64.8 4K Mixed 112 146
379% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
880 DQ Read 1,751 2,294
337 DQ Write 1,325 1,866
559 DQ Mixed 1,495 2,032
1,130% 1,524 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0B2QJXD7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3664 4002 4412 4667 4624 2293 MB/s
Read 2,889
Write 4,669
Mixed 3,730
SusWrite 3,944
866% 3,808 MB/s
4K Read 95.7
4K Write 320
4K Mixed 129
480% 182 MB/s
DQ Read 1,933
DQ Write 1521
DQ Mixed 1,660
1,260% 1,705 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0B2QJXD7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 770 2792 3570 3683 3793 4143 MB/s
Read 3,063
Write 4053
Mixed 2,951
SusWrite 3125
746% 3,298 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 246
4K Mixed 98.1
343% 134 MB/s
DQ Read 2,268
DQ Write 1,797
DQ Mixed 2,016
1,513% 2,027 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0B2QJXD7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4748 4317 2547 1536 1634 1762 MB/s
Read 2,925
Write 4,420
Mixed 3,424
SusWrite 2,757
766% 3,382 MB/s
4K Read 75.3
4K Write 291
4K Mixed 120
422% 162 MB/s
DQ Read 2,153
DQ Write 1,725
DQ Mixed 1,948
1,456% 1,942 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0B2QJXD7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1509 825 1432 1784 1396 1603 MB/s
Read 3,282
Write 2,696
Mixed 3,595
SusWrite 1,425
617% 2,749 MB/s
4K Read 75.3
4K Write 271
4K Mixed 115
405% 154 MB/s
DQ Read 1,962
DQ Write 1,538
DQ Mixed 1,658
1,266% 1,720 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,157,602 SSDs tested.

Typical 990 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 1,002 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 230%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 273%
UFO

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,207

Popular 990 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB compatible motherboards:

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