Average Bench: 220% (73rd of 1058)

more Based on 66,573 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 119.8% 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 800MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,764MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 154%. 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 645MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,573 samples)
Min Avg Max
786 Read 1,764 2,363
573 Write 1,507 2,108
566 Mixed 1,153 1,604
337 SusWrite 645 862
283% 1,267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.2 4K Read 61.9 68.6
47.3 4K Write 111 173
34.5 4K Mixed 67.7 92
239% 80.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
446 DQ Read 973 1,541
235 DQ Write 681 1,206
321 DQ Mixed 800 1,331
605% 818 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2261 802 795 800 800 799 MB/s
Read 2662
Write 2,422
Mixed 1,874
SusWrite 1,043
447% 2,000 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 99.3
332% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1,429
DQ Write 1,141
DQ Mixed 1,239
940% 1,270 MB/s
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 882 635 638 634 627 622 MB/s
Read 2,210
Write 1880
Mixed 1,441
SusWrite 673
346% 1551 MB/s
4K Read 59
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 73.7
244% 82.3 MB/s
DQ Read 800
DQ Write 630
DQ Mixed 696
526% 709 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: EXA73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1790 906 607 608 605 603 MB/s
Read 2,277
Write 1,879
Mixed 1,432
SusWrite 853
359% 1,610 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 56.2
4K Mixed 55.1
179% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 399
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 255
217% 319 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 679 651 655 651 654 654 MB/s
Read 1,273
Write 1,206
Mixed 1,061
SusWrite 658
236% 1,050 MB/s
4K Read 59.7
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 80.3
267% 93 MB/s
DQ Read 979
DQ Write 602
DQ Mixed 775
582% 785 MB/s
427GB free
Firmware: HPS0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 723 886 865 723 725 724 MB/s
Read 827
Write 758
Mixed 754
SusWrite 774
175% 778 MB/s
4K Read 64.6
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 77.1
270% 93.5 MB/s
DQ Read 608
DQ Write 497
DQ Mixed 543
409% 549 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 703 548 570 530 553 543 MB/s
Read 664
Write 571
Mixed 507
SusWrite 574
130% 579 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 63.6
207% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 890
DQ Write 754
DQ Mixed 778
595% 807 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,070,795 SSDs tested.

Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 8,006 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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 Comments

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Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

19 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

userbenchmark has the big gaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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