Average Bench: 243% (43rd of 1016)

Based on 10,426 user benchmarks.  Models: PM981 NVMe Samsung 1024GB, NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLB1T0, SAMSUNG MZVLB1T0HALR-00000, SAMSUNG MZVLB1T0HALR-000L7, SAMSUNG MZVLB1T0HALR-000L2

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 143.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 866MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,743MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 162%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 109MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 51.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,426 samples)
Min Avg Max
778 Read 1,581 2,274
875 Write 1,743 2,303
735 Mixed 1,222 1,683
721 SusWrite 1,196 1,509
323% 1,435 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.6 4K Read 51.6 64.5
54.8 4K Write 109 166
37.9 4K Mixed 67 87.7
222% 75.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
308 DQ Read 968 1,415
195 DQ Write 749 1,197
212 DQ Mixed 866 1,274
646% 861 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
938GB free
Firmware: EXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2223 2248 1189 1199 1199 1199 MB/s
Read 2154
Write 2,293
Mixed 1,787
SusWrite 1,543
438% 1,944 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 93.4
314% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,468
DQ Write 1,402
DQ Mixed 1405
1,063% 1,425 MB/s
923GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1812 1790 1193 1135 1144 1121 MB/s
Read 1,296
Write 1,878
Mixed 1,032
SusWrite 1,366
315% 1,393 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 71.7
234% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,373
DQ Write 1,160
DQ Mixed 1,261
946% 1,265 MB/s
816GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1923 1998 1206 1170 1161 1167 MB/s
Read 1,782
Write 2,133
Mixed 1,458
SusWrite 1,437
384% 1,702 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 62.5
196% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 970
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 917
679% 898 MB/s
685GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2045 1953 1148 1115 990 1048 MB/s
Read 1377
Write 1,986
Mixed 1229
SusWrite 1,383
338% 1,494 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 65
209% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,017
DQ Write 906
DQ Mixed 951
716% 958 MB/s
701GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1170 1077 1081 1069 1061 1060 MB/s
Read 958
Write 1,168
Mixed 870
SusWrite 1,086
231% 1,021 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 55.4
190% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,270
DQ Write 915
DQ Mixed 1,058
800% 1,081 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 12,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9570

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16 months ago.

I have 2o of them all very fast.


Terrible

22 months ago.

IMHO best M.2 NVMe SSD in Q1 2018, but since it's an OEM drive Samsung offers literately no drivers if you buy one of them aftermarket (which I tried), so gotta wait for the "980 evo" or whatever they'll call the non OEM version...


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