Average Bench: 449% (11th of 1080)

Based on 61,354 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 990 PRO 2TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 990 PRO 2TB, Samsung SSD 990 PRO with Heatsink 2TB

The Samsung 990 Pro has a strong consumer performance profile. It offers burst read speeds of 3 GB/s and burst write speeds of 5 GB/s. The 990 Pro also offers respectable out of cache performance. At current prices (1TB $120 USD, 2TB $165 USD and 4TB $320 USD) the Samsung 990 Pro offers worse value for money than the WD Black SN850X. Samsung’s superior SSD technology allowed them to dominate the consumer market since SSDs became mainstream in 2010. However, in today’s market, their technology no longer justifies a price premium. [Jun '24 SSDrivePro]

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 990 Pro M.2 2TB averaged 349.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,398MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,845MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 2TB is 302%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 192MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 74.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,354 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,631 Read 2,469 3,186
1,982 Write 3,845 4,847
1,778 Mixed 2,911 3,573
1,502 SusWrite 2,955 4,018
691% 3,045 MB/s
Min Avg Max
49.4 4K Read 74.8 96.9
81.7 4K Write 192 317
60 4K Mixed 103 146
348% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
875 DQ Read 1,608 2,243
431 DQ Write 1,195 1,782
590 DQ Mixed 1,398 1,991
1,046% 1,400 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 3B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4405 4416 4398 4394 4393 2107 MB/s
Read 3,009
Write 4,223
Mixed 3,283
SusWrite 4,019
824% 3,633 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 112
379% 142 MB/s
DQ Read 1,783
DQ Write 1,398
DQ Mixed 1,564
1,178% 1,582 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0B2QJXG7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3755 3716 3754 3653 3539 3490 MB/s
Read 2540
Write 1,704
Mixed 2256
SusWrite 3,651
573% 2,538 MB/s
4K Read 77.1
4K Write 258
4K Mixed 126
414% 153 MB/s
DQ Read 1,760
DQ Write 1342
DQ Mixed 1,548
1,159% 1,550 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2893 3481 3606 3826 3815 3813 MB/s
Read 2,534
Write 3976
Mixed 2869
SusWrite 3,572
735% 3,238 MB/s
4K Read 67.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 80.9
272% 90.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,641
DQ Write 971
DQ Mixed 1,514
1,071% 1,375 MB/s
591GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3549 2307 2079 2047 1954 1760 MB/s
Read 3,049
Write 3,797
Mixed 3,158
SusWrite 2,282
694% 3,072 MB/s
4K Read 76.2
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 102
324% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,134
DQ Write 849
DQ Mixed 982
736% 988 MB/s
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Typical 990 Pro M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 9,446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 291%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 346%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,540

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