Average Bench: 227% (55th of 1016)

more Based on 27,469 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 127.0% 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 910MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,035MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 144%. 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 695MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,469 samples)
Min Avg Max
821 Read 1,750 2,341
809 Write 1,539 1,905
701 Mixed 1,176 1,572
468 SusWrite 695 843
288% 1,290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.8 4K Read 54.3 66.5
58.8 4K Write 117 165
35.3 4K Mixed 70.4 88.8
234% 80.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
365 DQ Read 1,035 1,506
224 DQ Write 839 1,291
273 DQ Mixed 910 1,375
689% 928 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1727 810 591 595 589 568 MB/s
Read 2,313
Write 1,926
Mixed 1,470
SusWrite 813
364% 1,631 MB/s
4K Read 65.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 87.7
284% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,330
DQ Write 1,180
DQ Mixed 1,251
939% 1,254 MB/s
263GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 709 631 638 639 631 633 MB/s
Read 2,314
Write 1,904
Mixed 1,593
SusWrite 647
360% 1,615 MB/s
4K Read 68.8
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 95.5
320% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,320
DQ Write 1,055
DQ Mixed 326
479% 901 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1173 1162 610 607 609 611 MB/s
Read 2,157
Write 1,811
Mixed 1,364
SusWrite 795
342% 1,532 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 85.3
270% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,457
DQ Write 1,234
DQ Mixed 1,325
998% 1,339 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 769 575 581 584 597 600 MB/s
Read 2,250
Write 1,881
Mixed 1497
SusWrite 618
348% 1,562 MB/s
4K Read 56.7
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 70.5
235% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 920
DQ Write 768
DQ Mixed 814
618% 834 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1104 691 641 648 647 647 MB/s
Read 784
Write 1101
Mixed 723
SusWrite 730
189% 834 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 24.5
108% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,070
DQ Write 941
DQ Mixed 1037
769% 1,016 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 12,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

System: Dell XPS 15 9570

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Excellent

21 months ago.

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


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