Average Bench: 49.6% (874th of 1058)

Based on 2 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung SSD 970
Poor: 42%Average: 49.6% Great: 57%

Below average average bench

The Samsung 970 1TB averaged 50.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 179MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 441MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this SSD perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2 samples)
Min Avg Max
209 Read 237 265
216 Write 358 499
200 Mixed 350 501
307 SusWrite 441 576
79% 347 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.9 4K Read 4.2 4.5
2.2 4K Write 8.4 14.6
10.3 4K Mixed 15 19.8
30.1% 9.22 MB/s
Min Avg Max
107 DQ Read 107 107
146 DQ Write 146 146
179 DQ Mixed 179 179
121% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,402,781 SSDs tested.

Typical 970 1TB Builds (Compare 10,680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3-CF - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $721

Popular 970 1TB compatible motherboards:

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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]

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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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See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $177
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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