Average Bench: 217% (85th of 1072)

more Based on 80,540 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 117.1% 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 821MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 989MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 166%. 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 642MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,540 samples)
Min Avg Max
747 Read 1,711 2,346
646 Write 1,486 2,021
547 Mixed 1,146 1,592
331 SusWrite 642 858
278% 1,246 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.8 4K Read 53.8 67.4
52.4 4K Write 115 181
35.2 4K Mixed 69.1 93.1
231% 79.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
375 DQ Read 989 1,620
211 DQ Write 711 1,243
275 DQ Mixed 821 1,350
621% 841 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 730 647 647 655 650 653 MB/s
Read 2,360
Write 1,797
Mixed 1,595
SusWrite 664
357% 1,604 MB/s
4K Read 65
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 88.4
304% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,441
DQ Write 1,123
DQ Mixed 1,246
942% 1,270 MB/s
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 657 577 578 596 585 586 MB/s
Read 2,293
Write 1,964
Mixed 1,578
SusWrite 596
359% 1,608 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 82.4
272% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,291
DQ Write 1,007
DQ Mixed 1,126
849% 1,141 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 628 463 455 324 367 357 MB/s
Read 2,155
Write 1,830
Mixed 1,480
SusWrite 432
329% 1,474 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 72.8
244% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1002
DQ Write 713
DQ Mixed 874
648% 863 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7201Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 682 464 460 453 448 444 MB/s
Read 1,167
Write 1,675
Mixed 1,098
SusWrite 492
250% 1,108 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 74.2
4K Mixed 57
183% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 878
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 670
506% 689 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 711 756 763 578 573 573 MB/s
Read 627
Write 643
Mixed 577
SusWrite 659
142% 627 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 24.2
103% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 482
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 435
312% 404 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,133,447 SSDs tested

Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 3,962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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 Comments

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Excellent

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

userbenchmark has the big gaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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