Average Bench: 237% (52nd of 1037)

Based on 19,765 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 137.4% 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 849MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,740MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 159%. 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 51.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,765 samples)
Min Avg Max
735 Read 1,606 2,285
863 Write 1,740 2,302
675 Mixed 1,235 1,697
649 SusWrite 1,110 1,500
320% 1,422 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.4 4K Read 51.4 62.5
60.9 4K Write 109 155
43.8 4K Mixed 67.2 85.8
222% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
377 DQ Read 938 1,428
236 DQ Write 702 1,263
336 DQ Mixed 849 1,301
627% 830 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
704GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2364 1999 1166 1146 1169 1165 MB/s
Read 2,268
Write 2,272
Mixed 1,705
SusWrite 1,502
435% 1,937 MB/s
4K Read 60.1
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 84.2
278% 98.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,151
DQ Write 996
DQ Mixed 1,086
810% 1,078 MB/s
844GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2064 1617 1446 1158 1173 867 MB/s
Read 2,146
Write 2,111
Mixed 1,603
SusWrite 1,388
407% 1,812 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 68.8
230% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 735
DQ Write 474
DQ Mixed 638
466% 615 MB/s
895GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1079 1087 1123 1128 1108 1108 MB/s
Read 1,038
Write 1,212
Mixed 895
SusWrite 1,106
240% 1,063 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 59.5
197% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 731
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 752
486% 577 MB/s
632GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 707 687 684 790 804 775 MB/s
Read 1,638
Write 1,931
Mixed 986
SusWrite 741
297% 1,324 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 39.8
145% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 906
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 737
575% 795 MB/s
537GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 897 750 915 978 974 996 MB/s
Read 886
Write 991
Mixed 832
SusWrite 918
205% 907 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 42.9
143% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 665
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 605
406% 502 MB/s
538GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 713 640 696 669 825 804 MB/s
Read 747
Write 829
Mixed 696
SusWrite 724
169% 749 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 41.9
137% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 646
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 585
394% 487 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV_UX581GV

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6 months ago.

I have 2o of them all very fast.


Terrible

2 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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