Average Bench: 267% (5th of 873)

Based on 5,142 user benchmarks.  Model: NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB averaged 166.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,293MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,579MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB is 139%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 341MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 367MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,142 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,342 Read 2,293 2,909
1,131 Write 1,568 1,758
1,220 Mixed 1,579 1,840
402% 1,813 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.9 4K Read 51.9 61.8
67.5 4K Write 144 214
26.3 4K Mixed 45.1 63.9
213% 80.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38 DQ Read 341 777
116 DQ Write 367 679
25 DQ Mixed 142 312
165% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
286GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,915
Write 1,716
Mixed 1,769
471% 2,134 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 40.7
254% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 634
DQ Write 576
DQ Mixed 39
184% 416 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,692
Write 1,613
Mixed 1,686
441% 1,997 MB/s
4K Read 53.2
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 39.7
209% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 54.6
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 34.8
79% 153 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,972
Write 1,609
Mixed 1,404
369% 1,661 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 35.4
205% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 57.7
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 36.8
51% 88.8 MB/s
427GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,923
Write 1,618
Mixed 1,602
382% 1,714 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 32.5
121% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 47.8
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 31
50% 90.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,217,022 SSDs tested.

Typical Samsung SSD 960 500GB Builds (Compare 6,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO - $285

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,539

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