Average Bench: 223% (63rd of 1037)

more Based on 44,307 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 122.5% 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 882MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 990MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 137%. 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 667MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,307 samples)
Min Avg Max
758 Read 1,762 2,333
791 Write 1,566 1,970
708 Mixed 1,193 1,568
391 SusWrite 667 853
290% 1,297 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.3 4K Read 53.3 65.1
59.4 4K Write 114 164
42.6 4K Mixed 69.4 88.1
230% 79 MB/s
Min Avg Max
388 DQ Read 990 1,474
247 DQ Write 792 1,240
311 DQ Mixed 882 1,313
663% 888 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1740 848 599 600 605 601 MB/s
Read 2333
Write 1,962
Mixed 1,480
SusWrite 832
369% 1,652 MB/s
4K Read 68.8
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 95.3
325% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,581
DQ Write 1,434
DQ Mixed 1,467
1,112% 1,494 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 846 578 577 578 589 572 MB/s
Read 2,306
Write 1,847
Mixed 1,543
SusWrite 624
352% 1,580 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 71.7
237% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 582
DQ Write 447
DQ Mixed 435
347% 488 MB/s
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1476 919 600 594 598 597 MB/s
Read 1,867
Write 1,931
Mixed 1151
SusWrite 798
322% 1,437 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 65.4
204% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 650
DQ Mixed 642
486% 652 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1216 671 663 662 663 658 MB/s
Read 1,034
Write 978
Mixed 907
SusWrite 756
207% 919 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 66.8
236% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 786
DQ Write 537
DQ Mixed 724
524% 682 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 994 1074 640 605 606 608 MB/s
Read 735
Write 766
Mixed 788
SusWrite 754
172% 761 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 28.8
110% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,121
DQ Write 1,032
DQ Mixed 1,090
814% 1,081 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 3,313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


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