Average Bench: 242% (9th of 921)

Based on 9,305 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 142.1% 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. Sequential Read Speed 2,221MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,409MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 91.5%. 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. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 259MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 251MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,305 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,572 Read 2,221 2,887
1,073 Write 1,409 1,520
1,130 Mixed 1,350 1,561
367% 1,660 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28.1 4K Read 53 56.2
46.3 4K Write 106 148
21.6 4K Mixed 40 56.4
187% 66.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
33.3 DQ Read 259 602
81.3 DQ Write 251 444
20.9 DQ Mixed 103 215
119% 204 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
898GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,127
Write 1,498
Mixed 1,364
368% 1,663 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 49.4
217% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 549
DQ Write 407
DQ Mixed 208
229% 388 MB/s
693GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,193
Write 1,448
Mixed 1,378
370% 1,673 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 55.8
209% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 528
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 193
211% 358 MB/s
820GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,930
Write 1,401
Mixed 1,469
424% 1,933 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 31.7
173% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 49.2
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 32
47% 83.1 MB/s
548GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,439
Write 1,505
Mixed 1,423
395% 1,789 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 47.1
203% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 55.9
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 136
109% 148 MB/s
558GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,423
Write 1,479
Mixed 1,412
391% 1,771 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 43.3
197% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 56.2
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 142
117% 160 MB/s
598GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,302
Write 1,515
Mixed 1,239
372% 1,685 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 31.5
162% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 56.2
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 32.7
44% 76.5 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,221
Write 1,457
Mixed 1,424
376% 1,700 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 26.3
142% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 45.9
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 26.8
44% 81.7 MB/s
810GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,192
Write 1,516
Mixed 1,287
368% 1,665 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 30.1
124% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 85.2
DQ Mixed 14.8
34% 72.1 MB/s
496GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,668
Write 1,375
Mixed 1,314
323% 1,453 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 21.5
155% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 37.2
DQ Write 56.6
DQ Mixed 19.6
22% 37.8 MB/s
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Typical 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 8,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 119%
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Workstation
Workstation 125%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $214

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 120% - Outstanding Total price: $1,955

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