Average Bench: 254% (39th of 1034)

Based on 1,012 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB averaged 154.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 797MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,729MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB is 178%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 100MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 51.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,012 samples)
Min Avg Max
975 Read 1,791 2,555
953 Write 1,729 2,392
864 Mixed 1,398 1,868
754 SusWrite 1,375 1,747
354% 1,573 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.1 4K Read 51.2 63.5
56.6 4K Write 100 144
43.8 4K Mixed 65.6 85.7
215% 72.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
328 DQ Read 847 1,305
147 DQ Write 590 1,156
243 DQ Mixed 797 1,219
574% 745 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
454GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15303129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1088 1161 1319 1345 1327 1365 MB/s
Read 2,340
Write 2,203
Mixed 1,746
SusWrite 1,268
424% 1,889 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 75.9
249% 87.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,285
DQ Write 1,110
DQ Mixed 1,199
898% 1,198 MB/s
648GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15303129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2293 2097 1503 1518 1543 1536 MB/s
Read 1,989
Write 2,180
Mixed 1,674
SusWrite 1,748
428% 1,898 MB/s
4K Read 53.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 68.9
222% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 869
DQ Write 744
DQ Mixed 815
609% 810 MB/s
612GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1516 1457 1482 1515 1502 1484 MB/s
Read 2,329
Write 2,036
Mixed 1,687
SusWrite 1,493
423% 1,886 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 68.6
227% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 887
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 805
606% 813 MB/s
875GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15303129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1307 1340 1436 1261 1494 1506 MB/s
Read 1,254
Write 1,419
Mixed 1,183
SusWrite 1,390
296% 1,311 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 65.2
214% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 748
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 731
488% 597 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15303129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1220 1220 1172 1130 1103 1075 MB/s
Read 1,328
Write 1,428
Mixed 1,211
SusWrite 1,153
289% 1,280 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 59.4
193% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 730
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 736
490% 596 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1098 1138 1130 1098 706 689 MB/s
Read 991
Write 1,298
Mixed 1,017
SusWrite 976
242% 1,071 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 57.8
192% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 654
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 609
414% 515 MB/s
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 755 718 713 701 674 674 MB/s
Read 1,078
Write 907
Mixed 1,010
SusWrite 706
208% 925 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 52
172% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 554
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 568
376% 455 MB/s
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Typical NVMe Samsung 1024GB Builds (Compare 3,376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 7590

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