Average Bench: 266% (6th of 863)

Based on 9,651 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 PRO 512GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960, Samsung SSD 960 PRO 512GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 166.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,689MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 118%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 338MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 357MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,551 Read 2,161 2,839
1,249 Write 1,689 1,907
1,337 Mixed 1,669 1,960
409% 1,839 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 43 53.3
49.8 4K Write 136 194
26 4K Mixed 50.6 73.1
202% 76.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 DQ Read 338 721
93.3 DQ Write 357 626
21.7 DQ Mixed 146 298
165% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
340GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,143
Write 1,812
Mixed 1,911
436% 1,955 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 198
4K Mixed 75.6
276% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 913
DQ Write 786
DQ Mixed 312
381% 670 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,413
Write 1,813
Mixed 1,893
453% 2,040 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 60.2
207% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 434
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 158
167% 282 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,318
Write 1,678
Mixed 1,955
441% 1,984 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 44.5
214% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 153
163% 269 MB/s
182GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,304
Write 1,850
Mixed 2,012
458% 2,055 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 36.9
200% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 49.1
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 34.1
43% 74 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,276
Write 1,768
Mixed 1,629
420% 1,891 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 36.1
194% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 50
DQ Write 463
DQ Mixed 37.3
94% 184 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,935
Write 1,704
Mixed 1,525
383% 1,721 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 61.9
202% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 559
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 163
184% 322 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 5,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 136%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,536

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Excellent

27 days ago.

verry fast load times


Excellent

3 months ago.

If you get this, you'll soon know why it's called "N.V. Me"


Excellent

13 days ago.

Super fast. Start windows 10 2..3 sec. In CristallDiskMark 4K read Q=1 61.7 Mb/s, 15073 IOPS. My record here 367 scores (no cache, no raid etc.).


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