Average Bench: 273% (28th of 1011)

Based on 9,027 user benchmarks.  Models: Samsung SSD 960 PRO 1TB, NVMe Samsung SSD 960

Outstanding average bench

The Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB averaged 173.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 957MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 1,138MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 192%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 869MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,027 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,145 Read 2,012 2,662
439 Write 1,417 1,966
522 Mixed 869 1,102
361 SusWrite 1,266 1,928
310% 1,391 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.1 4K Read 47.5 55
73 4K Write 140 196
43.5 4K Mixed 64.3 80.4
229% 84 MB/s
Min Avg Max
518 DQ Read 1,138 1,696
315 DQ Write 905 1,335
433 DQ Mixed 957 1273
734% 1,000 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1739 1931 1929 1907 1896 1805 MB/s
Read 2,391
Write 1,847
Mixed 972
SusWrite 1,868
396% 1,769 MB/s
4K Read 49
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 68.7
245% 91.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,183
DQ Write 824
DQ Mixed 948
723% 985 MB/s
866GB free
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1911 1919 1916 1917 1907 1906 MB/s
Read 1,909
Write 1,877
Mixed 930
SusWrite 1,913
373% 1,657 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 58
227% 89.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,236
DQ Write 1,047
DQ Mixed 1,129
849% 1,137 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,850,671 SSDs tested.


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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 3,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 112%
Desktop 107%
Workstation 133%

Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $23

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,794

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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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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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