Average Bench: 227% (31st of 964)

Based on 1,235 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 126.7% 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 727MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,514MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 153%. 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 105MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,235 samples)
Min Avg Max
683 Read 1,516 2,225
669 Write 1,514 2,260
598 Mixed 1,100 1,633
610 SusWrite 1,135 1,463
296% 1,316 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 4K Read 48.6 59.6
61.4 4K Write 105 143
39.2 4K Mixed 64.4 81.9
211% 72.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
55.1 DQ Read 783 1,179
203 DQ Write 607 1,022
72.6 DQ Mixed 727 1,073
535% 706 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
954GB free
Firmware: 3L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2191 2155 1161 1154 1167 1167 MB/s
Read 2,156
Write 2,193
Mixed 1,671
SusWrite 1,499
423% 1,880 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 83.4
277% 97.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,206
DQ Write 1,030
DQ Mixed 1127
842% 1,121 MB/s
778GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 823 919 1188 1163 1089 1085 MB/s
Read 1,593
Write 1,255
Mixed 1,112
SusWrite 1,044
280% 1,251 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 62.3
204% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 712
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 461
352% 487 MB/s
851GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA73D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1157 1264 1318 1165 1094 1131 MB/s
Read 1,008
Write 1167
Mixed 1,010
SusWrite 1,188
247% 1,093 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 60.9
200% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 770
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 691
465% 576 MB/s
840GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA73D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 783 812 845 856 848 827 MB/s
Read 1129
Write 1,175
Mixed 980
SusWrite 829
232% 1,028 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 60
195% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 62.2
79% 132 MB/s
530GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 520 687 1077 933 1004 MB/s
Read 534
Write 1,100
Mixed 412
SusWrite 763
160% 702 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 60.1
195% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 507
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 472
331% 421 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

System: Lenovo 20HHCTO1WW

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1 month ago.

I have 2o of them all very fast.


Terrible

7 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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