Average Bench: 231% (6th of 853)

Based on 7,811 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 131.2% 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 2,173MB/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 96.1%. 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 282MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 274MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,811 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,516 Read 2,173 2,824
1,054 Write 1,299 1,423
1,093 Mixed 1,264 1,458
348% 1,579 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32 4K Read 48.8 61.1
51.4 4K Write 111 163
21 4K Mixed 35.2 52.4
178% 65 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.2 DQ Read 282 647
89 DQ Write 274 487
19.9 DQ Mixed 99.9 233
124% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 2,894
Write 1,445
Mixed 1,569
433% 1,969 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 53
246% 91.1 MB/s
DQ Read 878
DQ Write 660
DQ Mixed 276
340% 604 MB/s
352GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,461
Write 1,340
Mixed 1,356
378% 1,719 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 27.7
168% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 52.7
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 29.7
42% 74.5 MB/s
385GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,940
Write 1,276
Mixed 1,177
324% 1,464 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 32.1
198% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 56.3
DQ Write 425
DQ Mixed 150
142% 210 MB/s
448GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,091
Write 1,358
Mixed 1,224
344% 1,558 MB/s
4K Read 50.8
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 27.5
159% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 52.4
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 29.9
46% 83.5 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,100
Write 221
Mixed 412
194% 911 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 45
160% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 523
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 131
147% 261 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 3,006 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,769

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Excellent

5 days 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.


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