Average Bench: 283% (32nd of 1058)

Based on 1,997 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981a NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981a NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB averaged 182.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Pm981a NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 841MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,008MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Pm981a NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB is 184%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Pm981a NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 53.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,997 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,130 Read 2,064 2,540
1,118 Write 2,008 2,492
988 Mixed 1,563 1914
737 SusWrite 1,501 2,010
401% 1,784 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39 4K Read 53.7 67.9
55 4K Write 112 165
44.5 4K Mixed 70 93.4
230% 78.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
530 DQ Read 952 1,345
119 DQ Write 696 1,162
229 DQ Mixed 841 1,246
624% 830 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
777GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1389 1439 1451 1438 1430 1424 MB/s
Read 2419
Write 2350
Mixed 1,856
SusWrite 1,428
452% 2,013 MB/s
4K Read 59.4
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 82.9
274% 96.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1220
DQ Write 902
DQ Mixed 1,016
772% 1,046 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1438 1538 1355 1278 1294 1276 MB/s
Read 2,384
Write 2,315
Mixed 1,762
SusWrite 1363
439% 1,956 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 67.4
217% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 865
DQ Write 742
DQ Mixed 798
600% 802 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 15300229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2249 2256 2253 1927 1543 1550 MB/s
Read 1,368
Write 2,248
Mixed 1,357
SusWrite 1,963
394% 1,734 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 66.3
215% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 916
DQ Write 815
DQ Mixed 858
645% 863 MB/s
477GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1342 1348 1310 1285 1262 1220 MB/s
Read 2,332
Write 2,318
Mixed 1,653
SusWrite 1,294
426% 1,899 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 69
224% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,204
DQ Write 392
DQ Mixed 69.4
242% 555 MB/s
892GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15300229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1318 1276 1276 1266 1419 1366 MB/s
Read 2,374
Write 1,787
Mixed 1,492
SusWrite 1320
390% 1,743 MB/s
4K Read 51.7
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 58.7
184% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 855
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 196
215% 385 MB/s
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Typical NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB Builds (Compare 5,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9500

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