Average Bench: 268% (1st of 859)

Based on 5,832 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 168.5% 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 2,186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,692MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 132%. 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 336MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,832 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,528 Read 2,186 2,913
1,044 Write 1,692 1,944
1,212 Mixed 1,678 2,002
412% 1,852 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 4K Read 44.7 54.3
44.9 4K Write 134 193
25.8 4K Mixed 51.2 72.4
204% 76.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.1 DQ Read 336 749
106 DQ Write 364 619
23.7 DQ Mixed 136 291
161% 279 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
433GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,962
Write 1,825
Mixed 1,620
402% 1,802 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 67.2
238% 88.3 MB/s
DQ Read 617
DQ Write 567
DQ Mixed 37.6
180% 407 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,910
Write 1,701
Mixed 1,611
388% 1,741 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 37.8
215% 89.2 MB/s
DQ Read 849
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 36.3
248% 571 MB/s
239GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,430
Write 1,883
Mixed 2,074
474% 2,129 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 49.9
174% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 75.6
78% 128 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,144
Write 1,791
Mixed 1,632
413% 1,856 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 32.4
171% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 129
122% 192 MB/s
409GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,885
Write 1,629
Mixed 1,699
388% 1,738 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 53.2
173% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 442
DQ Write 378
DQ Mixed 201
208% 340 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,598
Write 1,204
Mixed 1,332
306% 1,378 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 54.2
170% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 94.8
94% 151 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 4,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 125%
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Workstation
Workstation 131%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $235

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,830

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