Average Bench: 241% - 5th / 836

Based on 1,178 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 141.2% 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 2,288MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,324MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 129%. 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 354MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 38.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,178 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,263 Read 2,288 2,837
690 Write 1,253 1,403
829 Mixed 1,324 1,468
357% 1,622 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.4 4K Read 52.6 62
55.9 4K Write 125 165
22.5 4K Mixed 38.4 55.3
195% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.1 DQ Read 354 701
110 DQ Write 340 546
21.9 DQ Mixed 126 248
155% 273 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
401GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,652
Write 1,347
Mixed 1,412
396% 1,804 MB/s
4K Read 60.6
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 41.8
221% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 589
DQ Write 456
DQ Mixed 29.9
156% 359 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,721
Write 1,354
Mixed 1,384
400% 1,820 MB/s
4K Read 56.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 52.8
218% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 465
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 173
188% 319 MB/s
443GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,816
Write 1,358
Mixed 1,360
404% 1,844 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 28.4
202% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 61.8
DQ Write 464
DQ Mixed 29.6
92% 185 MB/s
299GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,235
Write 1,267
Mixed 1,363
358% 1,621 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 56.1
238% 91.5 MB/s
DQ Read 662
DQ Write 439
DQ Mixed 230
258% 444 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,604
Write 1,389
Mixed 1,390
395% 1,795 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 46.4
191% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 99.7
124% 224 MB/s
369GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,514
Write 1,088
Mixed 1,132
276% 1,245 MB/s
4K Read 55.2
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 36.2
202% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 57.5
DQ Write 402
DQ Mixed 137
133% 199 MB/s
230GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,595
Write 1,123
Mixed 1,118
283% 1,278 MB/s
4K Read 60.2
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 28.6
206% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 60.9
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 29.5
44% 80 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 822
Write 556
Mixed 629
148% 669 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 50.5
200% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 533
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 170
189% 326 MB/s

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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 135%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $1,514

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