Average Bench: 238% (5th of 850)

Based on 5,210 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 137.5% 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 2,251MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,299MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 101%. 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 292MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 293MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,210 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,553 Read 2,251 2,869
1,031 Write 1,299 1,423
1,118 Mixed 1,282 1,466
355% 1,610 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.8 4K Read 50.9 61.9
63 4K Write 117 161
22.2 4K Mixed 37 53.5
186% 68.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.7 DQ Read 292 629
102 DQ Write 293 473
21.4 DQ Mixed 109 232
132% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
260GB free
Firmware: 1B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,388
Write 1,306
Mixed 1,387
373% 1,694 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 53.1
246% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 628
DQ Write 439
DQ Mixed 227
252% 431 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,886
Write 1,415
Mixed 1,497
424% 1,932 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 26.9
177% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 54.7
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 28.5
39% 68 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,625
Write 1,349
Mixed 1,319
388% 1,764 MB/s
4K Read 59.6
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 31
202% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 59.6
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 31.8
48% 85.5 MB/s
246GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,487
Write 1,356
Mixed 1,340
380% 1,728 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 45.1
177% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 112
122% 206 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,275
Write 1,341
Mixed 1,212
354% 1,609 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 42.1
174% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 86
88% 144 MB/s
340GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,585
Write 1,118
Mixed 1,083
280% 1,262 MB/s
4K Read 57.6
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 33.1
200% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 60.9
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 32.1
74% 145 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 2,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,365

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