Average Bench: 232% (64th of 1057)

Based on 24,492 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 131.7% 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 782MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,711MB/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 105MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 50.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,492 samples)
Min Avg Max
678 Read 1,603 2,284
676 Write 1,711 2,305
572 Mixed 1,223 1,702
483 SusWrite 1,092 1,647
316% 1,407 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 4K Read 50.2 63.6
37.7 4K Write 105 159
30.2 4K Mixed 65.1 86.9
215% 73.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
274 DQ Read 887 1,422
130 DQ Write 650 1,190
175 DQ Mixed 782 1,261
581% 773 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
887GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4L1QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.2 25 27 32 34 35 MB/s
Read 4,297
Write 36.8
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 26.4
230% 1,106 MB/s
4K Read 549
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 2.3
836% 185 MB/s
905GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1147 1980 1617 1160 1166 1172 MB/s
Read 2,170
Write 2,301
Mixed 1,526
SusWrite 1,374
414% 1,843 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 78.7
264% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,212
DQ Write 979
DQ Mixed 1,089
817% 1,093 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3L1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1308 951 878 794 788 701 MB/s
Read 2,232
Write 2,484
Mixed 1,881
SusWrite 903
421% 1,875 MB/s
4K Read 67.1
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 90.4
317% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,334
DQ Write 962
DQ Mixed 1,163
865% 1,153 MB/s
876GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5L2QEXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1339 1236 1232 1092 1162 1121 MB/s
Read 2,196
Write 1,380
Mixed 1,099
SusWrite 1197
327% 1,468 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 82.6
273% 94.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,053
DQ Write 837
DQ Mixed 947
708% 945 MB/s
547GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1274 1137 1126 1139 1063 1071 MB/s
Read 971
Write 1,705
Mixed 958
SusWrite 1135
270% 1,192 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 73.1
240% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,193
DQ Write 919
DQ Mixed 1,046
785% 1,053 MB/s
790GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXA7301Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 813 315 412 324 588 501 MB/s
Read 1,886
Write 1,490
Mixed 1,231
SusWrite 492
284% 1,275 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 54.7
200% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 486
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 464
321% 405 MB/s
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Typical PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV_UX581GV

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15 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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