Average Bench: 218% (49th of 1003)

more Based on 15,090 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 117.9% 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 884MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 994MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 148%. 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 710MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,090 samples)
Min Avg Max
765 Read 1,618 2,330
723 Write 1,478 1,887
620 Mixed 1,094 1,526
451 SusWrite 710 839
274% 1,225 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 51.7 65.8
51.6 4K Write 112 158
31.8 4K Mixed 67.6 87.9
224% 77.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
365 DQ Read 994 1,450
247 DQ Write 803 1,219
304 DQ Mixed 884 1,306
666% 893 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1671 929 607 605 606 607 MB/s
Read 2,324
Write 1,856
Mixed 1,528
SusWrite 838
365% 1,637 MB/s
4K Read 65.2
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 81.5
272% 92.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1159
DQ Write 877
DQ Mixed 972
740% 1,003 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1780 738 602 595 603 599 MB/s
Read 2,343
Write 1,858
Mixed 1,434
SusWrite 820
360% 1,614 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 83.4
273% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,116
DQ Write 872
DQ Mixed 984
739% 991 MB/s
375GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1723 756 606 602 601 579 MB/s
Read 2249
Write 1,835
Mixed 1,418
SusWrite 811
352% 1,578 MB/s
4K Read 58.2
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 72
250% 87 MB/s
DQ Read 1,168
DQ Write 918
DQ Mixed 1,007
763% 1031 MB/s
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 682 658 650 631 639 636 MB/s
Read 767
Write 824
Mixed 602
SusWrite 649
160% 711 MB/s
4K Read 66.2
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 81
276% 94.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,338
DQ Write 1,157
DQ Mixed 1,201
913% 1,232 MB/s
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1590 777 534 556 552 510 MB/s
Read 1,350
Write 1,068
Mixed 832
SusWrite 753
224% 1,000 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 70.2
236% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 752
DQ Write 530
DQ Mixed 647
482% 643 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 645 558 551 583 591 591 MB/s
Read 1,461
Write 1,241
Mixed 908
SusWrite 587
234% 1,049 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 65.5
214% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 909
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 546
426% 602 MB/s
340GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 581 578 584 555 550 542 MB/s
Read 1,283
Write 976
Mixed 956
SusWrite 565
211% 945 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 51.4
174% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 486
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 389
280% 369 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,199,418 SSDs tested.

Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 8,631 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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 Comments

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Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

worthy.


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