Average Bench: 266% (16th of 956)

Based on 11,349 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 166.2% 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 999MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 2,015MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 122%. 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 803MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,349 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,102 Read 2,208 2,577
1,069 Write 2,015 2,370
886 Mixed 1,366 1,646
624 SusWrite 803 889
357% 1,598 MB/s
Min Avg Max
45.8 4K Read 60.3 67.9
84.6 4K Write 141 172
58.7 4K Mixed 80.5 92.9
269% 93.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
451 DQ Read 1,109 1,718
427 DQ Write 928 1,440
420 DQ Mixed 999 1,521
754% 1,012 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
401GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2049 597 593 597 592 587 MB/s
Read 2,425
Write 2,310
Mixed 1,534
SusWrite 836
397% 1,776 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 88.2
294% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,415
DQ Write 1,202
DQ Mixed 1,282
968% 1,300 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2087 724 607 618 617 616 MB/s
Read 2,455
Write 2,237
Mixed 1436
SusWrite 878
391% 1,752 MB/s
4K Read 65.6
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 88.4
302% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1087
DQ Write 928
DQ Mixed 999
751% 1,005 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2264 619 622 622 620 622 MB/s
Read 2,507
Write 2,354
Mixed 1,648
SusWrite 895
414% 1,851 MB/s
4K Read 62.9
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 84.1
279% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,150
DQ Write 979
DQ Mixed 1,081
806% 1,070 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2250 613 609 605 609 610 MB/s
Read 2514
Write 2,322
Mixed 1,597
SusWrite 883
409% 1,829 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 78.7
262% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1,003
DQ Write 717
DQ Mixed 899
661% 873 MB/s
255GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 757 662 657 665 659 648 MB/s
Read 2,501
Write 2,248
Mixed 1,473
SusWrite 674
384% 1724 MB/s
4K Read 61.1
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 79.9
270% 94.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,072
DQ Write 915
DQ Mixed 992
744% 993 MB/s
460GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1207 1134 624 628 628 628 MB/s
Read 1513
Write 1212
Mixed 1,148
SusWrite 808
262% 1,170 MB/s
4K Read 65.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 86.8
290% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 941
DQ Write 902
DQ Mixed 930
696% 924 MB/s
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Typical 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 12,798 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 125%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 122% - Outstanding Total price: $1,562

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8 days ago.

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.


Excellent

29 days ago.

Very fast


Excellent

22 days ago.

Works perfect, got it on a nice discount for less than 150 and can store plenty of games on it


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