Average Bench: 243% (24th of 956)

Based on 7,871 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 143.0% 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 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 848MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 898MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 135%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 750MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 41MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,871 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,040 Read 1,705 2,119
906 Write 1,516 1,811
510 Mixed 750 962
552 SusWrite 1,097 1,397
283% 1,267 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.1 4K Read 41 51.6
80.6 4K Write 135 189
44.1 4K Mixed 59.2 71.4
209% 78.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
438 DQ Read 1,047 1,543
328 DQ Write 898 1,389
383 DQ Mixed 848 1,155
670% 931 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
758GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1886 1901 1365 1172 1177 1156 MB/s
Read 2,084
Write 1,810
Mixed 1,067
SusWrite 1,443
358% 1,601 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 72.3
250% 96.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,583
DQ Write 1,389
DQ Mixed 1,096
928% 1,356 MB/s
515GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1339 1172 1169 1182 1165 1166 MB/s
Read 1,541
Write 1,573
Mixed 729
SusWrite 1199
283% 1,261 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 67.7
256% 95.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,512
DQ Write 1,348
DQ Mixed 1,056
894% 1305 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1360 1249 1252 1212 1174 1176 MB/s
Read 1,915
Write 1,798
Mixed 976
SusWrite 1,237
332% 1,482 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 62.1
209% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,218
DQ Write 1,082
DQ Mixed 974
778% 1,091 MB/s
540GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1337 1192 1171 1181 1185 1183 MB/s
Read 1968
Write 1,800
Mixed 751
SusWrite 1,208
320% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 61.8
217% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,147
DQ Write 991
DQ Mixed 938
739% 1,025 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 908 544 522 510 502 499 MB/s
Read 1,943
Write 1,698
Mixed 680
SusWrite 581
272% 1,226 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 60.5
196% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,006
DQ Write 852
DQ Mixed 866
666% 908 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1101 1018 1019 1163 1007 1090 MB/s
Read 1,928
Write 1,480
Mixed 686
SusWrite 1,066
287% 1,290 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 58.7
198% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 50.5
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 68.2
68% 104 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 9,961 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 123%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 135% - Outstanding Total price: $1,615

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