Average Bench: 237% (9th of 921)

Based on 7 user benchmarks.  Model: AMD-RAID Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB averaged 137.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,039MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,722MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB is 113%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Amd-raid Samsung SSD 960 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 146MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,446 Read 2,039 2,851
835 Write 1,722 1,983
1,097 Mixed 1,629 1,900
400% 1,797 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.7 4K Read 38.4 45.3
48.5 4K Write 83.8 107
26.1 4K Mixed 33.7 42.4
146% 52 MB/s
Min Avg Max
38.9 DQ Read 146 341
84.6 DQ Write 163 427
24 DQ Mixed 48.3 102
65.7% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
348GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,675
Write 1,862
Mixed 1,857
472% 2,132 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 36.7
148% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 102
107% 176 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 2,370
Write 1,919
Mixed 1,810
452% 2,033 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 45.4
173% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 41.2
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 26.1
50% 93.3 MB/s
422GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,641
Write 1,813
Mixed 1,516
371% 1,657 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 30.2
159% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 43.6
DQ Write 94.6
DQ Mixed 28.9
34% 55.7 MB/s
476GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
4KALIGNED
Read 1,446
Write 1,836
Mixed 1,656
370% 1,646 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 72.9
4K Mixed 38.5
144% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 83.2
88% 146 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 1B6Q
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 1,553
Write 1,763
Mixed 1,543
363% 1,619 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 26.1
117% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 427
DQ Mixed 24
118% 264 MB/s
473GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q
!4KALIGNED
Read 1,824
Write 835
Mixed 1,097
275% 1,252 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 34.8
124% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 92.2
DQ Mixed 46.7
52% 89.2 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,442,169 SSDs tested.

Typical Samsung SSD 960 512GB Builds (Compare 1,152 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 152%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,688

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