Average Bench: 239% (65th of 1071)

Based on 34,988 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 138.8% 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 838MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,703MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 185%. 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 113MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,988 samples)
Min Avg Max
765 Read 1,663 2,292
688 Write 1,703 2,296
673 Mixed 1,244 1,720
459 SusWrite 1,066 1,530
319% 1,419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.5 4K Read 52 65.5
52 4K Write 113 184
33.1 4K Mixed 67.4 92.9
225% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
402 DQ Read 989 1,586
189 DQ Write 704 1,222
273 DQ Mixed 838 1,352
628% 844 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
785GB free
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2073 2091 1248 1172 1179 1177 MB/s
Read 1,997
Write 2,046
Mixed 1,567
SusWrite 1490
399% 1,775 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 55.2
179% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 871
DQ Write 688
DQ Mixed 750
569% 770 MB/s
558GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1219 1226 1158 1075 1094 1104 MB/s
Read 1,884
Write 1,630
Mixed 1,495
SusWrite 1146
345% 1,539 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 58.1
187% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 549
DQ Mixed 706
524% 700 MB/s
895GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 202Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1939 1908 1589 1558 1557 1539 MB/s
Read 1,400
Write 1,809
Mixed 1,313
SusWrite 1,681
351% 1,551 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 44.2
158% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 346
267% 361 MB/s
796GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1045 814 888 730 1028 1000 MB/s
Read 910
Write 1,034
Mixed 928
SusWrite 917
214% 947 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 56
185% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 548
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 478
340% 440 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 519 192 185 175 168 160 MB/s
Read 1,460
Write 270
Mixed 424
SusWrite 233
129% 597 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 55.1
180% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 491
DQ Mixed 594
452% 618 MB/s
793GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 850 777 775 805 857 843 MB/s
Read 814
Write 1014
Mixed 905
SusWrite 818
201% 888 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 45.9
138% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 518
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 384
276% 363 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
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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