Average Bench: 264% (5th of 921)

Based on 5,276 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 164.0% 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 2,175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,702MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 110%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 304MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,516 Read 2,175 2,759
1,137 Write 1,699 1,958
1,317 Mixed 1,702 1,950
413% 1,859 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.9 4K Read 43.6 51.8
52.5 4K Write 122 176
28 4K Mixed 51.4 72.9
196% 72.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.7 DQ Read 289 638
112 DQ Write 304 561
25.4 DQ Mixed 128 262
143% 240 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
926GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,746
Write 2,015
Mixed 1,971
498% 2,244 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 64.8
240% 92.7 MB/s
DQ Read 54.2
DQ Write 552
DQ Mixed 41.6
110% 216 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,272
Write 1,635
Mixed 1,668
412% 1,858 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 69.8
231% 83.2 MB/s
DQ Read 444
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 202
203% 330 MB/s
918GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,457
Write 1,881
Mixed 1,764
452% 2,034 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 30.5
140% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 34.8
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 177
133% 169 MB/s
740GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,249
Write 1,854
Mixed 1,705
430% 1,936 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 32.5
175% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 31.6
37% 61.2 MB/s
691GB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,010
Write 1,668
Mixed 1,719
401% 1,799 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 52.2
4K Mixed 36.7
119% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 22.9
42% 82.7 MB/s
688GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,545
Write 1,238
Mixed 1,381
309% 1,388 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 31.5
127% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 34.4
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 121
101% 138 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 2,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 125%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $404

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $1,944

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