Average Bench: 264% (6th of 921)

Based on 838 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB averaged 164.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,196MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,727MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 114%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 276MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 306MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 838 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,575 Read 2,196 2,718
1,246 Write 1,718 1,947
1,343 Mixed 1,727 1,947
418% 1,881 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 42.1 52.5
41.6 4K Write 118 174
25 4K Mixed 50.1 74.6
190% 70 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 DQ Read 276 616
83.6 DQ Write 306 565
14.9 DQ Mixed 131 271
143% 238 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
892GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,486
Write 1,849
Mixed 1,961
466% 2,099 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 72.1
255% 94.5 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 174
180% 296 MB/s
892GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,478
Write 1,794
Mixed 1,868
454% 2,047 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 74.5
266% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 172
178% 292 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,339
Write 1,783
Mixed 1,728
433% 1,950 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 56.6
216% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 470
DQ Write 396
DQ Mixed 158
194% 341 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,121
Write 1,628
Mixed 1,525
390% 1,758 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 61.4
212% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 48.7
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 175
139% 185 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,993
Write 1,519
Mixed 1,532
374% 1,682 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 37
176% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 50.4
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 37.3
50% 86.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,944
Write 1,243
Mixed 1,460
343% 1,549 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 32.7
121% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 115
112% 176 MB/s
389GB free
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,403
Write 1,390
Mixed 1,306
305% 1,366 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 31.7
162% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 41.9
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 106
72% 84.9 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 1,253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 143%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $445

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $3,210

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