Average Bench: 239% (5th of 848)

Based on 2,333 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 139.2% 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 2,390MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,333MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 137%. 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 299MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,333 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,214 Read 2,390 2,877
693 Write 1,272 1,413
773 Mixed 1,333 1,485
366% 1,665 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.4 4K Read 48.4 61.5
49.1 4K Write 112 163
21.5 4K Mixed 36 54.3
179% 65.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.2 DQ Read 299 654
92.1 DQ Write 281 478
19.8 DQ Mixed 105 240
129% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
357GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,703
Write 1,375
Mixed 1,357
398% 1,811 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.3
220% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 504
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 167
182% 312 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,853
Write 1,190
Mixed 1,355
394% 1,799 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 43.5
222% 84.2 MB/s
DQ Read 605
DQ Write 454
DQ Mixed 30.7
158% 363 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,828
Write 1,408
Mixed 1,566
425% 1,934 MB/s
4K Read 54.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 46.4
205% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 48.5
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 23.9
34% 60 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,518
Write 1,293
Mixed 1,477
388% 1,763 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 45.6
176% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 119
136% 234 MB/s
414GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,528
Write 1,353
Mixed 1,380
386% 1,754 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 27.3
128% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 397
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 144
158% 268 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,023
Write 1,237
Mixed 1,261
333% 1,507 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 17.6
110% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 545
DQ Write 390
DQ Mixed 169
207% 368 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 1,129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,233

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