Average Bench: 217% (51st of 1003)

more Based on 16,143 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 117.5% 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 855MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 955MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 143%. 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 706MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,143 samples)
Min Avg Max
781 Read 1,643 2,331
725 Write 1,483 1,893
647 Mixed 1,106 1,539
467 SusWrite 706 838
276% 1,235 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.4 4K Read 52.9 65.3
54.7 4K Write 111 159
35.1 4K Mixed 67.7 86.7
226% 77.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
192 DQ Read 955 1,357
172 DQ Write 781 1,189
97.6 DQ Mixed 855 1,249
644% 864 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
361GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7101Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1546 904 598 602 603 608 MB/s
Read 1,663
Write 1,498
Mixed 1,173
SusWrite 810
288% 1,286 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 78
263% 93.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,051
DQ Write 753
DQ Mixed 815
632% 873 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1689 869 591 597 599 598 MB/s
Read 1,820
Write 1,795
Mixed 1,107
SusWrite 824
310% 1,387 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 64.1
210% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,040
DQ Write 901
DQ Mixed 959
722% 967 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA73D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 922 580 591 593 590 568 MB/s
Read 1,192
Write 1,693
Mixed 1,032
SusWrite 641
257% 1,140 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 70.1
230% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,256
DQ Write 1,083
DQ Mixed 1,157
871% 1,165 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1479 942 599 604 602 590 MB/s
Read 1,408
Write 1,581
Mixed 933
SusWrite 803
265% 1,181 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 60.6
193% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 919
DQ Write 849
DQ Mixed 840
642% 869 MB/s
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA73D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 582 598 595 584 315 312 MB/s
Read 1,174
Write 1,552
Mixed 848
SusWrite 498
229% 1,018 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 57.6
201% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,246
DQ Write 988
DQ Mixed 930
747% 1,055 MB/s
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 990 752 711 530 534 548 MB/s
Read 547
Write 605
Mixed 544
SusWrite 678
134% 594 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 76.2
255% 87.1 MB/s
DQ Read 612
DQ Write 407
DQ Mixed 484
368% 501 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

System: Dell XPS 15 9570

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Excellent

14 months ago.

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


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