Average Bench: 236% (8th of 862)

Based on 17,546 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 136.3% 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 2,195MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,283MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 119%. 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 335MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 305MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,546 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,492 Read 2,195 2,908
923 Write 1,283 1,431
984 Mixed 1,251 1,475
347% 1,576 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.8 4K Read 52.8 61.4
53.7 4K Write 115 160
19.8 4K Mixed 37.5 54.7
189% 68.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.1 DQ Read 335 665
92.3 DQ Write 305 505
21 DQ Mixed 122 238
146% 254 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
400GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,080
Write 1,459
Mixed 1,323
359% 1,620 MB/s
4K Read 62.1
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 58.6
251% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 633
DQ Write 461
DQ Mixed 239
262% 445 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,203
Write 1,360
Mixed 1,188
349% 1,584 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 48
228% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 576
DQ Write 428
DQ Mixed 29.3
150% 345 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,354
Write 1,381
Mixed 1,229
364% 1,655 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 27.7
205% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 436
DQ Mixed 23.8
82% 166 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,006
Write 1,365
Mixed 1,225
339% 1,532 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 47.5
187% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 106
112% 190 MB/s
314GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,215
Write 1,405
Mixed 1,244
358% 1,621 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 27.7
152% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 21.2
65% 143 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,532
Write 1,238
Mixed 1,123
288% 1,297 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 23.9
142% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 42.4
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 21.4
36% 67.6 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 5,496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 125%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,654

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Excellent

3 months ago.

Insane speed.


Excellent

4 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

28 days ago.

Awesome !! Le système est très réactif et le démarrage de windows et de divers programmes ne le ralentisse pas !!


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