Average Bench: 234% (16th of 927)

Based on 57,547 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 133.8% 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 2,235MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,322MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 105%. 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 266MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 247MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,547 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,502 Read 2,235 2,884
1,030 Write 1,322 1,465
1,046 Mixed 1,299 1,531
357% 1,619 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.8 4K Read 48.1 58.5
57.6 4K Write 107 143
22.1 4K Mixed 36.2 51.3
176% 63.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.5 DQ Read 266 604
86.1 DQ Write 247 445
19.6 DQ Mixed 100 208
118% 204 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
458GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,880
Write 1,429
Mixed 1,548
429% 1,952 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 45.6
192% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 406
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 140
156% 269 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Read 2,748
Write 1,423
Mixed 1,408
409% 1,860 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 42.1
189% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 104
116% 198 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,398
Write 1,337
Mixed 1,412
378% 1,716 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 37.7
161% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 454
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 160
184% 317 MB/s
319GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,547
Write 1,276
Mixed 1,388
382% 1,737 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 28.1
173% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 56
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 31.1
55% 103 MB/s
263GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,183
Write 1,448
Mixed 1,282
362% 1,638 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 35.4
178% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 52.1
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 26.7
59% 115 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,651
Write 1,404
Mixed 1,156
312% 1,404 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 24.2
145% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 46.8
DQ Write 82.3
DQ Mixed 96.4
64% 75.2 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,391
Write 1,030
Mixed 1,078
259% 1,167 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 39.8
163% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 148
161% 273 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 873
Write 1,356
Mixed 841
230% 1,023 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 28.9
137% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 63.7
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 32.3
49% 89 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 9,146 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 123%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,634

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 Comments

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Excellent

10 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

7 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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