Average Bench: 251% (39th of 1018)

Based on 522 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB averaged 151.4% 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 819MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,608MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB is 173%. 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 101MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 52.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 522 samples)
Min Avg Max
824 Read 1,679 2,551
989 Write 1,608 2,352
816 Mixed 1,322 1,828
853 SusWrite 1,370 1,742
336% 1,495 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.7 4K Read 52.7 63.8
53.6 4K Write 101 144
38.4 4K Mixed 66.6 86.2
219% 73.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
184 DQ Read 888 1,338
154 DQ Write 573 1,153
172 DQ Mixed 819 1,247
587% 760 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
806GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2287 1875 1560 1566 1565 1561 MB/s
Read 2,559
Write 2,351
Mixed 1,841
SusWrite 1,736
476% 2,122 MB/s
4K Read 58.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 75.9
246% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 975
DQ Write 854
DQ Mixed 931
693% 920 MB/s
613GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2202 1740 1646 1646 1657 1629 MB/s
Read 2,238
Write 2,353
Mixed 1,690
SusWrite 1,753
452% 2,008 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 71.9
237% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,022
DQ Write 876
DQ Mixed 953
713% 951 MB/s
842GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1773 1862 1558 1483 1489 1499 MB/s
Read 2,221
Write 1,910
Mixed 1,601
SusWrite 1,611
412% 1,836 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 65.8
215% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,062
DQ Write 924
DQ Mixed 995
745% 994 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1064 1059 1225 1219 1243 1250 MB/s
Read 613
Write 1,305
Mixed 669
SusWrite 1,176
214% 941 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 67.1
217% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 835
562% 692 MB/s
673GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1104 1116 1046 1102 1133 1116 MB/s
Read 1,210
Write 1,264
Mixed 1,038
SusWrite 1,103
260% 1,154 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 60
193% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 248
210% 306 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 638 1211 1240 1290 1162 1171 MB/s
Read 639
Write 1,298
Mixed 812
SusWrite 1,118
220% 967 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 66.2
208% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 374
DQ Mixed 858
574% 704 MB/s
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Typical NVMe Samsung 1024GB Builds (Compare 3,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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