Average Bench: 230% (10th of 885)

Based on 31,487 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 129.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,157MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,289MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 109%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 294MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,358 Read 2,157 2,870
994 Write 1,289 1,452
1,039 Mixed 1,260 1,499
346% 1,569 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 49.6 59.7
52 4K Write 105 148
20.6 4K Mixed 36.5 52.1
177% 63.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41 DQ Read 294 632
97.3 DQ Write 255 455
21.5 DQ Mixed 105 224
125% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,635
Write 1,315
Mixed 1,400
392% 1,783 MB/s
4K Read 59.6
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 59.6
258% 97.2 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 501
DQ Mixed 256
280% 473 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,526
Write 1,294
Mixed 1,238
370% 1,686 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 45.2
218% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 470
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 162
181% 311 MB/s
432GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,129
Write 1,341
Mixed 1,277
349% 1,582 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 54.1
188% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 520
DQ Write 397
DQ Mixed 204
222% 374 MB/s
369GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,957
Write 1,303
Mixed 1,207
329% 1,489 MB/s
4K Read 51.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 46.9
200% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 613
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 183
207% 362 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,669
Write 1,395
Mixed 1,484
407% 1,849 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 48.1
4K Mixed 18.5
109% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 58.7
65% 111 MB/s
388GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,072
Write 1,345
Mixed 1,318
349% 1,578 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 22.6
119% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 519
DQ Write 430
DQ Mixed 21.2
140% 324 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,905
Write 1,295
Mixed 1,273
330% 1,491 MB/s
4K Read 53.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 30.6
174% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 26.9
80% 173 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,982
Write 1,324
Mixed 1,180
330% 1,495 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 81.4
4K Mixed 37.8
163% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 21.5
54% 116 MB/s
416GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,989
Write 1,329
Mixed 1,277
339% 1,532 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 23.3
151% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 41.9
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 23.7
38% 68.2 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 7,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 123%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $219

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,748

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Excellent

6 months ago.

Insane speed.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Super low latencies and great TurboWrite performance for not much more than mid-to-high-end SATA drives--when bought lightly used, which is the best way to go in this NAND market IMO.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Awesome !! Le système est très réactif et le démarrage de windows et de divers programmes ne le ralentisse pas !!


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