Average Bench: 257% (53rd of 1072)

Based on 331 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981 NVMe Samsung 2048GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981 NVMe Samsung 2048GB averaged 156.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Pm981 NVMe Samsung 2048GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 843MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,776MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm981 NVMe Samsung 2048GB is 170%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Pm981 NVMe Samsung 2048GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 115MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 331 samples)
Min Avg Max
922 Read 1,816 2,239
899 Write 1,776 2,337
791 Mixed 1,341 1,689
682 SusWrite 1,322 1,812
351% 1,564 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.1 4K Read 47.9 55.8
56.8 4K Write 115 172
39.6 4K Mixed 62.9 80.1
214% 75.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
417 DQ Read 954 1,423
186 DQ Write 715 1,216
236 DQ Mixed 843 1,299
628% 838 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: EXB72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2143 2329 2306 1777 1165 1168 MB/s
Read 2,197
Write 2351
Mixed 1,676
SusWrite 1,815
452% 2,010 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 84
286% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,667
DQ Write 1,380
DQ Mixed 1,484
1,122% 1,510 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXB72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2166 2120 2203 1666 1140 1154 MB/s
Read 2,107
Write 2,283
Mixed 1,632
SusWrite 1,742
437% 1,941 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 71.7
252% 93.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,254
DQ Write 1,003
DQ Mixed 1,105
833% 1,120 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXB72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2084 2100 2109 1769 1183 1175 MB/s
Read 2,112
Write 2,235
Mixed 1,614
SusWrite 1,737
433% 1,924 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 71.5
234% 81.9 MB/s
DQ Read 860
DQ Write 672
DQ Mixed 762
571% 765 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXB72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1832 1848 1841 1875 1882 1880 MB/s
Read 1,233
Write 994
Mixed 1,296
SusWrite 1,860
304% 1,346 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 55
177% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 776
DQ Write 592
DQ Mixed 682
510% 683 MB/s
511GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXB72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1183 982 950 941 936 925 MB/s
Read 2050
Write 1,606
Mixed 1,473
SusWrite 986
342% 1,529 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 57.2
209% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,078
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 898
675% 908 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXB72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1860 1856 1832 1940 1122 1129 MB/s
Read 1,380
Write 2,034
Mixed 1,262
SusWrite 1,623
357% 1,575 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 50.4
163% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 717
DQ Write 535
DQ Mixed 649
479% 634 MB/s
504GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXB72D1Q Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 519 543 527 466 504 468 MB/s
Read 715
Write 490
Mixed 520
SusWrite 504
125% 557 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 15.9
4K Mixed 17.8
49% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 61.3
DQ Mixed 107
76% 98.8 MB/s
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Typical NVMe Samsung 2048GB Builds (Compare 452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9575

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