Average Bench: 229% (6th of 859)

Based on 12,857 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 129.3% 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 2,109MB/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 91.9%. 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 290MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 271MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,857 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,506 Read 2,109 2,828
1,037 Write 1,299 1,425
1,068 Mixed 1,246 1,465
342% 1,551 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.3 4K Read 49.9 60.9
46.9 4K Write 109 159
19.8 4K Mixed 36.2 54.3
179% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
40.4 DQ Read 290 642
85.7 DQ Write 271 494
19.8 DQ Mixed 104 235
126% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,512
Write 1,250
Mixed 1,369
376% 1,710 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 40.4
207% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 667
DQ Write 420
DQ Mixed 229
255% 439 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,141
Write 1,327
Mixed 1,204
344% 1,557 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 58.5
237% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 547
DQ Write 406
DQ Mixed 204
226% 386 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,661
Write 1,345
Mixed 1,399
396% 1,801 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 43.4
202% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 54.1
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 75.4
79% 123 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,327
Write 1,420
Mixed 1,231
366% 1,659 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 38.1
142% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 102
108% 181 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,665
Write 1,383
Mixed 1,332
394% 1,793 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 21.7
128% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 43.7
DQ Write 68.5
DQ Mixed 21.5
26% 44.5 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Read 1,665
Write 1,271
Mixed 1,377
320% 1,438 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 60.5
4K Mixed 25.5
125% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 495
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 127
152% 273 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,109
Write 552
Mixed 732
176% 798 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 58.8
4K Mixed 36.1
138% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 81.6
DQ Mixed 50.1
53% 88 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 4,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $235

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,767

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Excellent

1 month ago.

Insane speed.


Excellent

2 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.


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