Average Bench: 263% (18th of 956)

Based on 1,172 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 162.5% 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 2,133MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 273MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB is 137%. 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 426MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 406MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,172 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,440 Read 2,133 2,709
864 Write 1,637 1,939
724 Mixed 1,509 1,932
508 SusWrite 1,433 1,925
376% 1,678 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 43.9 52.5
40.2 4K Write 118 173
23.9 4K Mixed 51.9 74.6
195% 71.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.4 DQ Read 426 1,155
108 DQ Write 406 1,003
14.7 DQ Mixed 273 1,032
244% 368 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
805GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1626 1774 1854 1891 1854 1897 MB/s
Read 2,561
Write 1,830
Mixed 930
SusWrite 1,816
398% 1,784 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 76.2
261% 95.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,198
DQ Write 1,024
DQ Mixed 1,079
817% 1,100 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1713 1689 1658 1661 1713 1715 MB/s
Read 2,243
Write 1,846
Mixed 1,009
SusWrite 1,691
380% 1,698 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 78.6
279% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,442
DQ Write 1,188
DQ Mixed 1,231
945% 1,287 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1323 1509 1574 1597 1703 1728 MB/s
Read 2,332
Write 1,527
Mixed 853
SusWrite 1,572
350% 1,571 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 64.6
220% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 928
DQ Write 763
DQ Mixed 874
647% 855 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 850 760 914 843 691 1242 MB/s
Read 1,632
Write 1,364
Mixed 803
SusWrite 884
261% 1,170 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 47.8
174% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 36.3
DQ Write 786
DQ Mixed 50
147% 291 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 764 550 452 451 444 442 MB/s
Read 1800
Write 1,117
Mixed 716
SusWrite 517
230% 1,038 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 53.2
200% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 58.5
168% 377 MB/s
857GB free
Firmware: 1B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 482 496 505 480 511 MB/s
Read 1,604
Write 525
Mixed 501
SusWrite 473
170% 776 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 51.3
156% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 845
DQ Write 649
DQ Mixed 737
554% 744 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB Builds (Compare 1,767 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 139%
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Workstation
Workstation 141%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $444

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 132% - Outstanding Total price: $3,116

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