Average Bench: 218% (77th of 1058)

more Based on 53,315 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-000L2, SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7, PM981 NVMe Samsung 512GB, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLB512, SAMSUNG MZVLB512HAJQ-00000, NVMe PM981 NVMe Samsu

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 118.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 850MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 980MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 139%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 644MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,315 samples)
Min Avg Max
784 Read 1,732 2,341
746 Write 1,538 2,031
677 Mixed 1,163 1,578
368 SusWrite 644 850
284% 1,269 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.1 4K Read 54 65.9
58.6 4K Write 113 167
39.5 4K Mixed 68.8 89.8
230% 78.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
443 DQ Read 980 1,471
235 DQ Write 748 1,239
322 DQ Mixed 850 1,304
639% 859 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 756 643 631 644 629 611 MB/s
Read 2,035
Write 1,141
Mixed 829
SusWrite 652
257% 1,164 MB/s
4K Read 63.7
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 86
288% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,191
DQ Write 1,002
DQ Mixed 1,081
814% 1,091 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 624 626 638 636 635 626 MB/s
Read 2,233
Write 2105
Mixed 1,315
SusWrite 631
351% 1571 MB/s
4K Read 54.2
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 78.4
251% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 710
DQ Write 570
DQ Mixed 630
474% 637 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXF7102Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 897 872 847 847 853 818 MB/s
Read 1,758
Write 2,140
Mixed 1,502
SusWrite 855
352% 1,564 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 65.9
215% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 939
DQ Write 620
DQ Mixed 739
562% 766 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 623 583 596 586 569 586 MB/s
Read 1,213
Write 1,165
Mixed 804
SusWrite 590
211% 943 MB/s
4K Read 63.7
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 81.8
276% 95.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,166
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 1,065
790% 1,049 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 642 564 553 549 541 525 MB/s
Read 1,285
Write 964
Mixed 928
SusWrite 562
209% 935 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 50
145% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 678
DQ Write 432
DQ Mixed 407
343% 505 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 349 324 318 309 304 MB/s
Read 1,264
Write 420
Mixed 377
SusWrite 330
131% 598 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 40
162% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 437
DQ Mixed 623
488% 689 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 5,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 years ago.

the best money can buy, once mated with Samsung NVMe drivers


Terrible

4 months ago.

trash prebuild gaming pc and that SSD is overprice to buy..


Good

6 months ago.

userbenchmark has the big gaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Excellent

11 months ago.

There is a device that is successful according to the price.


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