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Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ

The Samsung SSD PM981a 512 GB is a fast NVMe SSD in the M.2 2280 format. It is intended for OEMs only and therefore often found in high end laptops. It uses the Samsung Phoenix controller and 3D-NAND TLC flash memory.

TypeNVMe
SizePCIe x4
Capacity512 GB
Interface
ControllerSamsung Polaris V2
Announced23.01.2020

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - DiskSpd
67.1 pt (82%)
64 GB eMMC Flash -93%
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Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ -11%
Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8 -10%
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ -10%
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR 3%
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB 5%
0%
100%
AS SSD - Copy Game MB/s
min: 1424.73     avg: 1436     median: 1435.9 (48%)     max: 1447.11 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy Program MB/s
min: 569.17     avg: 571     median: 570.6 (42%)     max: 572.1 MB/s
AS SSD - Copy ISO MB/s
min: 1891.18     avg: 1971     median: 1971 (60%)     max: 2050.73 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Total
min: 4560     avg: 4739     median: 4682 (63%)     max: 4972 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Write
min: 1899     avg: 2186     median: 2199 (61%)     max: 2367 MB/s
AS SSD - Score Read
min: 1463     avg: 1679     median: 1749 (69%)     max: 1864 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
min: 0.024     avg: 0     median: 0 (0%)     max: 0.091 MB/s
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
min: 0.046     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.076 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
min: 1573.42     avg: 1823     median: 1785.9 (58%)     max: 2007.16 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
min: 1205.16     avg: 1404     median: 1430.8 (63%)     max: 1601.42 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Write
min: 98.89     avg: 126     median: 120.5 (1%)     max: 158.04 MB/s
AS SSD - 4K Read
min: 47.55     avg: 53.2     median: 54.2 (20%)     max: 58.03 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Write
min: 2048.14     avg: 2370     median: 2432.8 (59%)     max: 2612.8 MB/s
AS SSD - Seq Read
min: 1761.83     avg: 2217     median: 2067 (42%)     max: 2766.61 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K
min: 123.4     avg: 154     median: 164.1 (37%)     max: 185.02 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K
min: 45.02     avg: 48.6     median: 49.3 (1%)     max: 52.5 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq
min: 1156     avg: 1971     median: 1777 (42%)     max: 2884 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq
min: 1136     avg: 1770     median: 1752 (33%)     max: 2303 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K Q32T1
min: 401.1     avg: 468     median: 488.8 (29%)     max: 555.8 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K Q32T1
min: 487.7     avg: 538     median: 539.1 (34%)     max: 579.21 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq Q32T1
min: 2822     avg: 2957     median: 2982 (68%)     max: 2988 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq Q32T1
min: 3270     avg: 3467     median: 3478 (39%)     max: 3554.6 MB/s
DiskSpd - 4k q1 t1 write
min: 105     avg: 144     median: 139 (53%)     max: 184 MB/s
DiskSpd - 4k q1 t1 read
min: 41.4     avg: 47.5     median: 48.7 (29%)     max: 51.2 MB/s
DiskSpd - 4k q32 t16 write
min: 1304     avg: 1828     median: 1909 (71%)     max: 2154 MB/s
DiskSpd - 4k q32 t16 read
min: 1147     avg: 1150     median: 1151 (51%)     max: 1153 MB/s
DiskSpd - seq write
min: 1538     avg: 2073     median: 2042 (63%)     max: 2877 MB/s
DiskSpd - seq read
min: 1459     avg: 1867     median: 1815 (59%)     max: 2339 MB/s
DiskSpd - seq q8 t1 write
min: 2757     avg: 2940     median: 2964 (89%)     max: 2988 MB/s
DiskSpd - seq q8 t1 read
min: 3030     avg: 3253     median: 3252 (91%)     max: 3451 MB/s
DiskSpd - loop seq q8 t1 read
min: 3176     avg: 3256     median: 3255.5 (92%)     max: 3335 MB/s
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