Average Bench: 329% (5th of 955)

Based on 1,314 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB, NVMe Samsung SSD 970

The Samsung 970 Pro is a third generation NVMe PCIe SSD which replaces the 960 Pro. It comes in a M.2. form factor and features Samsung’s latest Phoenix controller and 64 layer proprietary 3D MLC NAND. MLC NAND has better write consistency but is more expensive than the TLC NAND found in the 970 Evo. The 970 Pro demonstrates a 16% increase in peak sequential write speed over the 960 Pro. There are also improvements in random read and write speeds. Interestingly this iteration of Pro SSDs come with a price cut, with the 512GB retailing at just $250 and the 1TB at $500, whilst at the time of writing, the 512GB 960 Pro is $315. The 970 Pro targets professionals who may rely on Samsung’s 5 year or 600TBW warranty and who may need its extended write performance. But, for most users who rarely transfer more than 22 GB at a time (this is the size of the SLC cache the 500GB 970 Evo), the cheaper 970 Evo may represent better value for money[May '18 SSDrivePro]

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Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB averaged 229.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 1,000MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,297MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB is 193%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 155MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 55MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,314 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,115 Read 2,297 2,785
1,032 Write 1,916 2,216
807 Mixed 1,270 1,542
947 SusWrite 1,834 2,199
410% 1,830 MB/s
Min Avg Max
37.8 4K Read 55 62.6
91 4K Write 155 213
52.3 4K Mixed 74.7 89.4
261% 95 MB/s
Min Avg Max
409 DQ Read 1,083 1,468
439 DQ Write 939 1,480
399 DQ Mixed 1,000 1,511
753% 1,008 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2202 2197 1896 1924 1995 1999 MB/s
Read 2,492
Write 2209
Mixed 1,350
SusWrite 2,036
454% 2,022 MB/s
4K Read 59.5
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 83
287% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1203
DQ Write 1,046
DQ Mixed 1109
836% 1,119 MB/s
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1726 1806 1796 1745 1702 1721 MB/s
Read 2,300
Write 2,078
Mixed 1,204
SusWrite 1,749
411% 1,833 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 66.8
224% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,097
DQ Write 929
DQ Mixed 1,008
757% 1,012 MB/s
395GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1819 1854 1857 1858 1858 1855 MB/s
Read 2,060
Write 1,774
Mixed 1,338
SusWrite 1,850
394% 1,756 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 52.6
185% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 636
DQ Write 524
DQ Mixed 590
439% 583 MB/s
455GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1103 1066 1039 999 976 968 MB/s
Read 1,221
Write 1,111
Mixed 950
SusWrite 1,025
242% 1,077 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 82.2
262% 98 MB/s
DQ Read 1,436
DQ Write 1,233
DQ Mixed 1,267
968% 1,312 MB/s
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1888 1690 1206 1136 1073 1070 MB/s
Read 1,747
Write 1,284
Mixed 924
SusWrite 1,344
296% 1,325 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.6
178% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 878
DQ Write 761
DQ Mixed 828
618% 822 MB/s
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1406 1387 797 826 789 729 MB/s
Read 1,164
Write 697
Mixed 713
SusWrite 989
199% 891 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 23.4
93% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 466
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 489
353% 455 MB/s
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Typical 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Builds (Compare 9,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 155%
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Workstation
Workstation 134%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 123% - Outstanding Total price: $1,690

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