Average Bench: 250% (49th of 1057)

Based on 2,676 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB averaged 149.6% 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 775MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,787MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB is 172%. 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 98.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,676 samples)
Min Avg Max
940 Read 1,791 2,537
912 Write 1,787 2,381
868 Mixed 1,407 1,856
678 SusWrite 1,315 1,738
354% 1,575 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.4 4K Read 51 62.9
60.5 4K Write 98.8 146
41.7 4K Mixed 65 85.5
213% 71.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
384 DQ Read 824 1,317
203 DQ Write 589 1,079
307 DQ Mixed 775 1,158
560% 729 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
540GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15303129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1088 1397 1418 1401 1283 1265 MB/s
Read 2,333
Write 2,324
Mixed 1,698
SusWrite 1,309
430% 1,916 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 83
267% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,342
DQ Write 1,118
DQ Mixed 1,150
883% 1,204 MB/s
787GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15304129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2233 1971 1517 1520 1530 1533 MB/s
Read 2,253
Write 2,312
Mixed 1,758
SusWrite 1,718
452% 2,010 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 67.1
219% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 930
DQ Write 778
DQ Mixed 866
646% 858 MB/s
782GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15304129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1479 1485 1471 1456 1471 1386 MB/s
Read 1681
Write 1,349
Mixed 1,316
SusWrite 1458
326% 1,451 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 58.2
191% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 748
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 778
508% 608 MB/s
876GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15304129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1039 1078 1099 1104 1127 1179 MB/s
Read 1,198
Write 1,084
Mixed 1,076
SusWrite 1,104
251% 1,116 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 52.6
168% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 506
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 606
391% 458 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,075,775 SSDs tested.

Typical NVMe Samsung 1024GB Builds (Compare 6,136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 7590

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