Average Bench: 402% (18th of 1080)

Based on 34,940 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 990 PRO 1TB, Samsung SSD 990 PRO with Heatsink 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 990 PRO 1TB

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 1TB averaged 301.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,349MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 3,736MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 1TB is 232%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 990 Pro M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 190MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 71MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 34,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,485 Read 2,401 3,157
1,642 Write 3,736 4,833
1,505 Mixed 2,900 3,584
1,481 SusWrite 2,306 2,861
643% 2,836 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.6 4K Read 71 98.3
81.5 4K Write 190 312
57.2 4K Mixed 101 146
338% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
830 DQ Read 1,534 2,156
407 DQ Write 1,150 1,727
627 DQ Mixed 1,349 1,941
1,007% 1,344 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
493GB free
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4410 4450 3137 1464 1475 1457 MB/s
Read 3,055
Write 4421
Mixed 3,351
SusWrite 2,732
767% 3,390 MB/s
4K Read 97.5
4K Write 294
4K Mixed 147
492% 180 MB/s
DQ Read 1,861
DQ Write 1,477
DQ Mixed 1,677
1,253% 1,672 MB/s
533GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3018 1988 2021 1969 1906 1911 MB/s
Read 2,858
Write 4,314
Mixed 3,193
SusWrite 2,136
707% 3,125 MB/s
4K Read 77.3
4K Write 282
4K Mixed 124
426% 161 MB/s
DQ Read 1,735
DQ Write 1,325
DQ Mixed 1,514
1,137% 1,525 MB/s
829GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4077 4136 1819 1793 2023 2101 MB/s
Read 1,965
Write 4,267
Mixed 3,265
SusWrite 2,658
693% 3,039 MB/s
4K Read 68
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 87.8
280% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1554
DQ Write 963
DQ Mixed 1,376
994% 1,297 MB/s
520GB free
Firmware: 3B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1952 1945 1961 1645 1604 1751 MB/s
Read 2,125
Write 2,088
Mixed 1,910
SusWrite 1,810
447% 1,983 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 68.2
223% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 1,207
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 838
644% 891 MB/s
502GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B2QJXD7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1553 1590 1609 1667 1638 1663 MB/s
Read 1,293
Write 1,493
Mixed 1,501
SusWrite 1620
335% 1,477 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 69.6
225% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,133
DQ Write 827
DQ Mixed 980
732% 980 MB/s
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Gaming 291%
Desktop 123%
Workstation 346%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX - $205

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,491

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