Average Bench: 238% (57th of 1058)

Based on 35,518 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 137.6% 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 815MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,709MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 192%. 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 111MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 50.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
791 Read 1,674 2,295
798 Write 1,709 2,296
624 Mixed 1,255 1,736
453 SusWrite 1,074 1,538
321% 1,428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.8 4K Read 50.8 65.1
43.8 4K Write 111 182
31.9 4K Mixed 66.6 91.8
221% 76.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
354 DQ Read 962 1,541
161 DQ Write 684 1,219
227 DQ Mixed 815 1,344
611% 820 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
954GB free
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1809 2237 1280 1098 1119 1164 MB/s
Read 1,741
Write 2,066
Mixed 1,305
SusWrite 1,451
370% 1,641 MB/s
4K Read 55.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 77
247% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,289
DQ Write 878
DQ Mixed 1,065
800% 1,078 MB/s
954GB free
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1950 2222 1233 1165 1178 1177 MB/s
Read 1,332
Write 1641
Mixed 1,089
SusWrite 1,487
314% 1,387 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 76.4
233% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,316
DQ Write 906
DQ Mixed 1,088
818% 1,103 MB/s
954GB free
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2009 1982 1265 1131 1131 1152 MB/s
Read 1,354
Write 1,805
Mixed 1,100
SusWrite 1,445
322% 1,426 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 75
241% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,281
DQ Write 871
DQ Mixed 1,050
791% 1,067 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1045 899 872 870 870 849 MB/s
Read 2,200
Write 2,118
Mixed 1,514
SusWrite 901
377% 1,683 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 70.3
231% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 918
DQ Write 734
DQ Mixed 829
620% 827 MB/s
487GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 647 645 642 650 652 655 MB/s
Read 756
Write 661
Mixed 670
SusWrite 648
154% 684 MB/s
4K Read 58
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 69
243% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 671
DQ Mixed 1,054
701% 836 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 541 577 528 702 845 575 MB/s
Read 1235
Write 877
Mixed 949
SusWrite 628
206% 922 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 52
170% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 353
246% 312 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV_UX581GV

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2 years ago.

I have 2o of them all very fast.


Terrible

4 years 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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