Average Bench: 276% (14th of 956)

Based on 6,395 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 176.0% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 891MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 1,974MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 173%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 898MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 46.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,395 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,036 Read 1,974 2,644
683 Write 1,489 1,959
632 Mixed 898 1,096
577 SusWrite 1,389 1,945
321% 1,437 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.4 4K Read 46.1 54.4
86.5 4K Write 140 197
45.8 4K Mixed 65 79.4
227% 83.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
356 DQ Read 1,028 1,655
318 DQ Write 866 1,294
257 DQ Mixed 891 1,259
683% 928 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
532GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1981 2041 2050 1784 1789 1728 MB/s
Read 2,435
Write 1,810
Mixed 938
SusWrite 1,896
395% 1,770 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 77.8
274% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,276
DQ Write 1,142
DQ Mixed 1,154
881% 1,191 MB/s
472GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1667 1375 1767 1744 1663 1641 MB/s
Read 2,589
Write 1,751
Mixed 965
SusWrite 1,643
387% 1,737 MB/s
4K Read 51.7
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 76.1
268% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,187
DQ Write 1060
DQ Mixed 1,088
825% 1,111 MB/s
896GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1584 1573 1739 1878 1892 1843 MB/s
Read 2,380
Write 1,623
Mixed 929
SusWrite 1,752
373% 1,671 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 66.1
228% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 843
DQ Write 727
DQ Mixed 776
584% 782 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 714 844 1824 1776 1750 1695 MB/s
Read 2,496
Write 1892
Mixed 1,122
SusWrite 1,434
387% 1,736 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 69.1
244% 89.6 MB/s
DQ Read 995
DQ Write 807
DQ Mixed 66.6
277% 623 MB/s
545GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1800 1758 1768 1761 1729 1712 MB/s
Read 2,285
Write 1,722
Mixed 979
SusWrite 1,754
377% 1,685 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 62
214% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 874
DQ Write 631
DQ Mixed 701
538% 736 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 1,593 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 157%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $2,226

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