Average Bench: 272% (13th of 955)

Based on 3,923 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 172.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,053MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,033MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 126%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 815MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,164 Read 2,253 2,572
955 Write 2,033 2374
780 Mixed 1,383 1,657
613 SusWrite 815 896
362% 1,621 MB/s
Min Avg Max
46.8 4K Read 60.9 70.2
99 4K Write 147 186
61.1 4K Mixed 81.6 95.2
274% 96.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
541 DQ Read 1,154 1,767
500 DQ Write 975 1,484
466 DQ Mixed 1,053 1,560
792% 1,060 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2191 618 618 620 621 621 MB/s
Read 2,540
Write 2343
Mixed 1,513
SusWrite 882
406% 1,819 MB/s
4K Read 65.6
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 89.6
303% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,116
DQ Write 962
DQ Mixed 1,015
767% 1,031 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2127 622 613 620 626 620 MB/s
Read 2,408
Write 2,248
Mixed 1,367
SusWrite 871
385% 1,724 MB/s
4K Read 63.2
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 86.2
288% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,261
DQ Write 1,079
DQ Mixed 1,152
868% 1,164 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2176 597 601 600 607 610 MB/s
Read 2,424
Write 2,076
Mixed 1,458
SusWrite 865
381% 1,706 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 86.6
288% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,061
DQ Write 1,004
DQ Mixed 1,048
782% 1,038 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2170 613 616 619 616 619 MB/s
Read 2,150
Write 1,964
Mixed 1,377
SusWrite 876
356% 1,592 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 70.1
258% 95.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,525
DQ Write 1,288
DQ Mixed 1,364
1,034% 1,392 MB/s
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2154 696 626 625 631 629 MB/s
Read 1,199
Write 2,263
Mixed 935
SusWrite 894
299% 1,323 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 73.9
244% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,011
DQ Write 921
DQ Mixed 946
715% 959 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1689 927 544 538 543 543 MB/s
Read 1,274
Write 1732
Mixed 920
SusWrite 797
266% 1,181 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 210
4K Mixed 68.5
263% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 751
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 737
557% 745 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 9,148 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 130%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $1,655

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For the money and difference in price of my next selection, the 860 EVO, The 970 is so vastly superior and thus a far better value for the dollar, IMO. It is definitely not a "budget build" item though, so for me, it is something of a splurge, but one I can count on to handle anything I give it. The WD version is very close and even better in a few areas and only just a few bucks less.


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