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Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe

Price and performance details for the Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the Hard Drive compared to the 10 other common Hard Drives in terms of PassMark Disk Rating.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the Disk Rating per dollar.

Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe

Description:  Model: MZVLB256HAHQ, M.2

Drive Size:  238.5 GB

Other names:  SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-00000, SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-000L7, PM981 NVMe Samsung 256GB, SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-000L2, SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-000H1, SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-000H7, NVMe PM981 NVMe Samsu, SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-000H2, SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-000, SAMSUNG MZVLB256HAHQ-00007

Drive First Benchmarked: 2018-07-30

Drive Rating/$Price: 158.49

Overall Rank:  1240

Last Price Change:  $89 USD (2021-09-18)

Average Drive Rating
14105
Samples: 1270

Disk Test Suite Average Results for Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe

Sequential Read2,205 MBytes/Sec
Sequential Write1,048 MBytes/Sec
Random Seek Read Write (IOPS 32KQD20)650 MBytes/Sec
IOPS 4KQD166 MBytes/Sec
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Pricing History


Drive Rating Relative to Top 10 Common Drives
As of 17th of August 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Drive Average Disk Rating
WD BLACK SN850 1TB
41,817
WD BLACK SN850 2TB
41,482
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB
39,205
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
37,631
WD BLACK SN850 500GB
37,141
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 1TB
33,388
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
32,548
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 512GB
30,400
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
29,924
Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe
14,105
Drive Value (Drive Rating / $Price )
As of 17th of August 2022 - Higher results represent better value
Drive Disk Rating / $Price
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
295.92
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
277.10
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
236.67
Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe
158.49
WD BLACK SN850 2TB
107.50
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB
49.09
WD BLACK SN850 1TB
0.00
WD BLACK SN850 500GB
0.00
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 1TB
0.00
Samsung SSD PM9A1 NVMe 512GB
0.00
Last 5 Baselines for Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe
Most recent listed first
Baseline Disk Rating
BL1613861 - Aug 17 2022
18012
BL1613813 - Aug 17 2022
6414
BL1613686 - Aug 17 2022
17366
BL1613683 - Aug 17 2022
13725
BL1613141 - Aug 16 2022
16519