Average Bench: 237% (56th of 1058)

Based on 34,333 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 137.2% 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 790MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,715MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 182%. 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 107MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 54.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,333 samples)
Min Avg Max
764 Read 1,674 2,315
685 Write 1,715 2,302
635 Mixed 1,241 1,715
440 SusWrite 1,078 1,657
321% 1,427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 4K Read 54.2 64.8
43.6 4K Write 107 172
35.8 4K Mixed 66.5 89.7
224% 75.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
316 DQ Read 932 1,511
166 DQ Write 650 1,144
231 DQ Mixed 790 1,296
590% 791 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
874GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA73H1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1781 1742 1116 1015 925 850 MB/s
Read 1,714
Write 1,513
Mixed 907
SusWrite 1,238
301% 1,343 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 65.4
221% 80.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,376
DQ Write 666
DQ Mixed 832
668% 958 MB/s
617GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1107 957 959 942 951 925 MB/s
Read 2,034
Write 2,025
Mixed 1340
SusWrite 973
357% 1,593 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 66.1
218% 74.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,108
DQ Write 924
DQ Mixed 1015
761% 1,016 MB/s
635GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1042 899 971 913 1030 992 MB/s
Read 1,976
Write 1,561
Mixed 1,299
SusWrite 975
325% 1,453 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 74.5
248% 86.3 MB/s
DQ Read 835
DQ Write 420
DQ Mixed 822
558% 692 MB/s
543GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1076 944 982 980 1001 990 MB/s
Read 2,097
Write 1,426
Mixed 1,166
SusWrite 995
317% 1,421 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 56.3
177% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 591
DQ Write 751
DQ Mixed 717
528% 686 MB/s
911GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 883 729 693 790 1013 891 MB/s
Read 901
Write 1,012
Mixed 863
SusWrite 833
204% 902 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 56.4
183% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 673
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 532
378% 492 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,467,243 SSDs tested.

Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV_UX581GV

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22 months ago.

I have 2o of them all very fast.


Terrible

3 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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