Average Bench: 233% (10th of 921)

Based on 48,631 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 133.5% 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 2,204MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,328MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 96.9%. 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 258MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 247MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,631 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,509 Read 2,204 2,890
1,035 Write 1,328 1,461
1,084 Mixed 1,290 1,498
355% 1,607 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.4 4K Read 50.6 58.7
58.3 4K Write 106 146
21.7 4K Mixed 36 51.9
179% 64.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.8 DQ Read 258 590
88.9 DQ Write 247 442
20.6 DQ Mixed 94 213
114% 200 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
231GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,790
Write 1,319
Mixed 1,379
401% 1,830 MB/s
4K Read 60.4
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 50.2
239% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 600
DQ Write 419
DQ Mixed 222
244% 414 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,816
Write 1,422
Mixed 1,424
414% 1,887 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 26.9
182% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 51.8
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 26.3
36% 64.3 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,914
Write 1,451
Mixed 1,443
425% 1,936 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 22.1
142% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 55.9
63% 106 MB/s
426GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,100
Write 1,409
Mixed 1,241
350% 1,583 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 41.5
178% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 124
133% 224 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,352
Write 1,400
Mixed 1,387
378% 1,713 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 26.7
175% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 50.4
DQ Write 94.2
DQ Mixed 25.8
33% 56.8 MB/s
419GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,415
Write 1,504
Mixed 1,291
383% 1,737 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 29.6
135% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 42.4
DQ Write 66.7
DQ Mixed 21
25% 43.4 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,053
Write 1,354
Mixed 1,227
341% 1,545 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 41.5
153% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 77
DQ Mixed 56.8
61% 104 MB/s
328GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,703
Write 1,339
Mixed 1,263
319% 1,435 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 17.2
85% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 29.6
DQ Write 46.6
DQ Mixed 15.6
18% 30.6 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 8,175 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 - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,727

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 Comments

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Excellent

9 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

5 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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