Average Bench: 282% (30th of 1058)

Based on 1,785 user benchmarks.  Model: PM981a NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB

Outstanding average bench

The Pm981a NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB averaged 182.3% 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 1,974MB/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 111MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 53.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,106 Read 2,026 2,540
1,106 Write 1,974 2,493
984 Mixed 1,540 1,915
903 SusWrite 1,539 2,011
398% 1,770 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.7 4K Read 53.3 67.9
55.8 4K Write 111 165
44.8 4K Mixed 69.7 93.6
229% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
527 DQ Read 935 1,345
127 DQ Write 682 1,166
227 DQ Mixed 841 1,248
620% 819 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15300229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 893 1355 1494 1475 1461 1457 MB/s
Read 2,490
Write 2,346
Mixed 1,810
SusWrite 1,356
449% 2,000 MB/s
4K Read 57.7
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 76.6
256% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 805
DQ Write 686
DQ Mixed 750
561% 747 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1467 1525 1529 1560 1597 1499 MB/s
Read 1,983
Write 1,616
Mixed 1,442
SusWrite 1,530
369% 1,642 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 70.3
231% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 752
DQ Write 391
DQ Mixed 850
557% 664 MB/s
808GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15300229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1413 1260 1356 1440 1395 1404 MB/s
Read 1,431
Write 2,243
Mixed 1,403
SusWrite 1378
366% 1614 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 63.7
205% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 926
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 830
617% 820 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1329 1457 1476 1430 1451 1493 MB/s
Read 1,564
Write 2,015
Mixed 1,387
SusWrite 1,439
362% 1,601 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 59.7
4K Mixed 56.1
180% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 858
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 301
272% 435 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 15302229 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1119 1240 1220 1216 1242 1238 MB/s
Read 1,805
Write 1,278
Mixed 1,299
SusWrite 1,213
313% 1,399 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 60.9
198% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 563
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 745
472% 540 MB/s
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Typical NVMe SAMSUNG 2048GB Builds (Compare 4,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9500

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