Average Bench: 274% (1st of 850)

Based on 3,367 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 174.5% 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 2,304MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,705MB/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 337MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 368MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,367 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,485 Read 2,304 2,949
1,139 Write 1,677 1,920
1,254 Mixed 1,705 2,016
421% 1,895 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 4K Read 45.9 54.6
71 4K Write 144 200
28.5 4K Mixed 51.7 74.2
212% 80.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.2 DQ Read 337 705
117 DQ Write 368 602
26.7 DQ Mixed 143 289
166% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
361GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,467
Write 1,826
Mixed 1,862
455% 2,051 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 36.1
213% 90.9 MB/s
DQ Read 41.9
DQ Write 601
DQ Mixed 305
241% 316 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,232
Write 1,817
Mixed 1,644
422% 1,897 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 65.4
223% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 416
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 191
195% 318 MB/s
423GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,591
Write 1,842
Mixed 1,788
460% 2,074 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 56.2
189% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 107
106% 171 MB/s
375GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,665
Write 1,837
Mixed 1,522
375% 1,675 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 28.2
178% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 44.4
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 26.9
40% 71.4 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,042
Write 775
Mixed 1,128
288% 1,315 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 47.8
145% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 101
103% 170 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 730
Write 650
Mixed 717
156% 699 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 57.1
206% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 641
DQ Write 621
DQ Mixed 334
333% 532 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 2,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 132%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $251

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,845

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