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

Drive First Benchmarked: 2018-07-30

Drive Rating/$Price: 159.60

Overall Rank:  781

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

Average Drive Rating
14204
Samples: 971

Disk Test Suite Average Results for Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe

Sequential Read2,206 MBytes/Sec
Sequential Write1,066 MBytes/Sec
Random Seek Read Write (IOPS 32KQD20)659 MBytes/Sec
IOPS 4KQD167 MBytes/Sec
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Pricing History


Drive Rating Relative to Top 10 Common Drives
As of 30th of November 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Drive Average Disk Rating
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
33,552
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
30,623
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
30,395
Sabrent ROCKET 4.0 1TB
30,266
Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 M.2 1TB
30,206
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
25,158
Force MP600
24,889
WD Black SN750 NVMe 1TB
24,481
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
24,214
Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe
14,204
Drive Value (Drive Rating / $Price )
As of 30th of November 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Drive Disk Rating / $Price
Force MP600
226.29
Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 M.2 1TB
188.80
WD Black SN750 NVMe 1TB
163.22
Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe
159.60
Corsair Force MP600 1TB
159.50
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500GB
155.88
Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB
145.88
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
111.08
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB
51.13
Sabrent ROCKET 4.0 1TB
0.00
Last 5 Baselines for Samsung PM981 256GB NVMe
Most recent listed first
Baseline Disk Rating
BL1474178 - Nov 30 2021
12493
BL1473852 - Nov 29 2021
11150
BL1473012 - Nov 27 2021
10022
BL1472395 - Nov 25 2021
12294
BL1472309 - Nov 25 2021
5098