Real World Speed
Performance profile from 295,778 user samples
6,319 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 308% 194GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 164% 405GB free (System drive)
Poor: 164% Great: 308%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1058
289,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 335% 434GB free
Worst Bench: 208% 424GB free (System drive)
Poor: 208% Great: 335%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
248 % 286 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1713 MB/s 2403 MB/s Much faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1892 MB/s 2143 MB/s Faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
43.2 MB/s 64 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
138 MB/s 150 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1552 MB/s 1650 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
63 MB/s 85.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
1140 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
874 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1941 MB/s 2712 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2326 MB/s 2590 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
49.9 MB/s 72.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
198 MB/s +2% 195 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1830 MB/s 1932 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
77.1 MB/s 101 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1492 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
1062 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 44,015,105 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 1.67 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
58.4 % 70.1 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 64 % More popular.
Price (score)
$180 $85 Much cheaper.
38+ Months 28+ Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1582 MB/s 1618 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1293 MB/s 1326 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
4,507 Pts 4,752 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1406 MB/s 1409 MB/s +0%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1109 MB/s 1199 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
797 MB/s 933 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
942 MB/s 1030 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
1TB 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 2021 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 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

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
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