Real World Speed
Performance profile from 495,311 user samples
495,311 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 346% 140GB free (System drive)
Poor bench: 178% 466GB free
Poor: 178% Great: 346%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
275 % 538 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2374 MB/s 4,100 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1975 MB/s 4,557 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
67.9 MB/s 84.5 MB/s Faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
132 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1593 MB/s 3,134 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
79.4 MB/s 105 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
799 MB/s 3,179 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2694 MB/s 5,800 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2523 MB/s 6,252 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
71.8 MB/s 192 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
222 MB/s 381 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1910 MB/s 4,543 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
104 MB/s 219 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1054 MB/s 4,579 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 76,226,995 SSDs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 68.2 % More popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % Hugely higher market share.
0.43 %
Price (score)
$69 Hugely cheaper.
213 USD
Value For Money
79 % 206 % Hugely better value.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1888 MB/s 2,312 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1512 MB/s 1,906 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1656 MB/s 2,098 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1223 MB/s 1708 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
910 MB/s 1,257 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1037 MB/s 1,484 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
64+ Months 14.7 Months Hugely more recent.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
5,357 Pts 7,657 Pts Much stronger server IO.
500GB   —

The 970 Evo Plus offers excellent sustained write performance both in and out of cache. This results in consistent performance even when the drive is nearly full. Samsung also have a great track record for reliability, this drive will likely last a lifetime. The larger capacity drives (1TB+) offer even better write performance and may be more appropriate for some users. We use this drive (and its larger siblings) extensively in our EFps Lab at UserBenchmark. [Feb '20 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2024 SSD Rankings

Welcome to our SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


Group Test Results

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