Average Bench: 217% (83rd of 1069)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 489 477 489 471 401 402 MB/s
Read 2,230
Write 1902
Mixed 1,493
SusWrite 455
339% 1,520 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 66.1
220% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 870
DQ Write 481
DQ Mixed 694
511% 682 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 633 525 508 482 458 439 MB/s
Read 2,136
Write 1,909
Mixed 1,509
SusWrite 508
338% 1,516 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 59.9
194% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,064
DQ Write 674
DQ Mixed 863
645% 867 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 128 114 117 186 219 MB/s
Read 1,807
Write 638
Mixed 1,241
SusWrite 181
213% 967 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 54.3
169% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 607
DQ Write 649
DQ Mixed 607
463% 621 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 793 440 603 607 608 545 MB/s
Read 1,170
Write 882
Mixed 878
SusWrite 599
197% 882 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 39.6
129% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 339
235% 299 MB/s
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 647 313 435 449 455 454 MB/s
Read 869
Write 707
Mixed 676
SusWrite 459
152% 678 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 44.4
4K Mixed 26.3
93% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 552
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 426
322% 439 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 2,627 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

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 Comments

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Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years 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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