Average Bench: 240% (72nd of 1080)

Based on 3,869 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB averaged 140.1% 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 753MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,698MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm981a NVMe Samsung 1024GB is 211%. 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 99.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 51.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,869 samples)
Min Avg Max
925 Read 1,777 2,550
762 Write 1,698 2,414
694 Mixed 1,365 1,865
486 SusWrite 1,151 1,745
336% 1,498 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.6 4K Read 51.4 68.2
47.4 4K Write 99.9 178
39.3 4K Mixed 65 97.2
214% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
364 DQ Read 867 1,535
142 DQ Write 585 1,263
239 DQ Mixed 753 1,365
555% 735 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
623GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15303129 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1383 1365 1356 1338 1331 1332 MB/s
Read 2,194
Write 2,038
Mixed 1,660
SusWrite 1,351
406% 1,811 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 65.7
209% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 934
DQ Write 731
DQ Mixed 838
625% 834 MB/s
470GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15304129 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1166 1169 1145 1124 1090 1089 MB/s
Read 1,970
Write 2,042
Mixed 1,570
SusWrite 1,130
377% 1,678 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 63.6
201% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 912
DQ Write 719
DQ Mixed 808
607% 813 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15305129 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 348 336 356 339 519 MB/s
Read 997
Write 546
Mixed 656
SusWrite 378
143% 645 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 28.3
4K Mixed 22.4
75% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 47.4
DQ Mixed 101
74% 98.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 76,491,807 SSDs tested

Typical NVMe Samsung 1024GB Builds (Compare 4,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 7590

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