Average Bench: 261% (11th of 929)

Based on 5,606 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 PRO 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 160.7% 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 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,205MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,680MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 126%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 269MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 290MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,501 Read 2,205 2,805
768 Write 1,661 1,989
1,133 Mixed 1,680 1,981
411% 1,849 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.6 4K Read 43 52.1
48.3 4K Write 119 172
25.7 4K Mixed 49.8 73.4
192% 70.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.2 DQ Read 269 602
93.3 DQ Write 290 527
23.3 DQ Mixed 123 265
136% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
744GB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,336
Write 1,917
Mixed 1,746
444% 2,000 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 178
4K Mixed 67.5
261% 99.4 MB/s
DQ Read 651
DQ Write 558
DQ Mixed 41.2
185% 417 MB/s
882GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,330
Write 1,721
Mixed 1,774
431% 1,942 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 69
240% 90.3 MB/s
DQ Read 633
DQ Write 611
DQ Mixed 279
304% 508 MB/s
778GB free
Firmware: 1B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,586
Write 1,770
Mixed 1,959
467% 2,105 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 39.4
209% 81.7 MB/s
DQ Read 52.4
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 39
74% 138 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,296
Write 1,622
Mixed 1,802
423% 1,907 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 68.6
239% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 180
176% 278 MB/s
717GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,167
Write 1,667
Mixed 1,687
409% 1,840 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 64.1
210% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 145
145% 235 MB/s
887GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,101
Write 1,783
Mixed 1,827
424% 1,904 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 45.1
143% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 439
DQ Write 407
DQ Mixed 157
191% 334 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 2,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $467

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 134% - Outstanding Total price: $1,927

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