Average Bench: 217% (31st of 956)

Based on 58,590 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 117.2% 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. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 765MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 926MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 100%. 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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 674MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 681MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
998 Read 1,719 2,101
921 Write 1,517 1,756
503 Mixed 674 841
424 SusWrite 681 843
256% 1,148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.3 4K Read 42.7 53.2
92.4 4K Write 141 187
44.4 4K Mixed 57.3 67.7
213% 80.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
361 DQ Read 948 1,200
315 DQ Write 926 1,372
336 DQ Mixed 765 985
622% 880 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 863 650 654 662 655 655 MB/s
Read 2,192
Write 1758
Mixed 649
SusWrite 690
293% 1,322 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 67.4
245% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1071
DQ Write 975
DQ Mixed 785
654% 944 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1406 1065 575 592 589 588 MB/s
Read 1,928
Write 1,693
Mixed 800
SusWrite 803
291% 1,306 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 62.5
221% 80 MB/s
DQ Read 1,180
DQ Write 808
DQ Mixed 794
647% 928 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 855 634 628 615 610 599 MB/s
Read 1,855
Write 1,720
Mixed 842
SusWrite 657
283% 1,268 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 59.8
211% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 619
DQ Write 555
DQ Mixed 544
420% 572 MB/s
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AmazonUS $16935 mins
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 9,951 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 119%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,485

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 Comments

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Excellent

12 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

9 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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