Average Bench: 264% (9th of 929)

Based on 1,005 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 163.9% 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 2,198MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 1,708MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 119%. 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 280MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 304MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,550 Read 2,198 2,725
1,093 Write 1,707 1,949
1,247 Mixed 1,708 1,943
416% 1,871 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 44 52.4
36.2 4K Write 116 175
23.5 4K Mixed 50 74.2
192% 70.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 DQ Read 280 617
83.8 DQ Write 304 555
13.4 DQ Mixed 129 270
142% 237 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,051
Write 1,811
Mixed 1,695
413% 1,852 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 64.2
225% 84.2 MB/s
DQ Read 508
DQ Write 460
DQ Mixed 31
147% 333 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,231
Write 1,855
Mixed 1726
431% 1,937 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 61.4
203% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 158
156% 249 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,030
Write 1,544
Mixed 1,633
386% 1,736 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 67.3
225% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 437
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 175
183% 304 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,714
Write 1,753
Mixed 1,590
377% 1,686 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.8
229% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 120
127% 212 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,252
Write 1,757
Mixed 1736
426% 1,915 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 22.3
88% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 13.8
107% 248 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Read 1,947
Write 1,677
Mixed 1,754
400% 1,793 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 33.4
152% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 32.9
69% 143 MB/s
525GB free
Firmware: 3B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,612
Write 1,343
Mixed 1,395
323% 1,450 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 35.7
168% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 48.5
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 35.6
65% 120 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 1,491 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 143%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 136% - Outstanding Total price: $3,058

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