Average Bench: 240% (54th of 1058)

Based on 3,122 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB averaged 139.9% 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 756MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,693MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB is 183%. 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 96.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 50.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,122 samples)
Min Avg Max
871 Read 1,767 2,536
622 Write 1,693 2,370
657 Mixed 1,357 1,847
441 SusWrite 1,201 1,723
338% 1,504 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.5 4K Read 50.2 62.6
52.5 4K Write 96.8 147
37 4K Mixed 63.7 85.2
209% 70.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
313 DQ Read 815 1,317
158 DQ Write 573 1,090
229 DQ Mixed 756 1,180
548% 714 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
891GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1737 1749 1629 1554 1550 1541 MB/s
Read 2,526
Write 1,799
Mixed 1,727
SusWrite 1,627
430% 1,920 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 87.7
286% 98.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,306
DQ Write 1,021
DQ Mixed 1,132
855% 1,153 MB/s
858GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15303129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1687 1447 1443 1451 1429 1424 MB/s
Read 2,560
Write 2,549
Mixed 1,896
SusWrite 1,480
476% 2,122 MB/s
4K Read 67.2
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 91.2
298% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1399
DQ Write 968
DQ Mixed 1,112
849% 1,159 MB/s
727GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2554 2234 1554 1563 1565 1541 MB/s
Read 2,569
Write 2,543
Mixed 1,935
SusWrite 1,835
499% 2,221 MB/s
4K Read 65.4
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 88.9
294% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 61.5
DQ Write 400
DQ Mixed 1177
628% 546 MB/s
508GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15304129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1628 1411 1380 1420 1444 1334 MB/s
Read 2,528
Write 2,230
Mixed 1,750
SusWrite 1,436
445% 1,986 MB/s
4K Read 54.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 72.3
235% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 877
DQ Write 568
DQ Mixed 622
491% 689 MB/s
821GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15304129 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 886 814 958 949 906 968 MB/s
Read 952
Write 908
Mixed 831
SusWrite 914
203% 901 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 49.6
156% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 421
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 491
320% 379 MB/s
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Typical NVMe Samsung 1024GB Builds (Compare 6,695 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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