Average Bench: 280% (17th of 991)

Based on 7,458 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 180.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 930MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 2,014MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB is 179%. 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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 885MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 45.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,458 samples)
Min Avg Max
1,194 Read 2,014 2,632
633 Write 1,469 1,952
610 Mixed 885 1,099
509 SusWrite 1,390 1,910
321% 1,439 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 4K Read 45.8 54.3
83.1 4K Write 143 197
43.9 4K Mixed 64.9 79.9
228% 84.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
279 DQ Read 1,097 1,630
286 DQ Write 911 1,335
239 DQ Mixed 930 1,276
717% 979 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
814GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1962 1988 2000 2028 2028 2011 MB/s
Read 2,710
Write 1,884
Mixed 1,051
SusWrite 2,003
427% 1,912 MB/s
4K Read 52.6
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 75.2
262% 96.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,040
DQ Write 938
DQ Mixed 967
731% 981 MB/s
455GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1591 1617 1596 1625 1564 1507 MB/s
Read 2,586
Write 1,636
Mixed 1,096
SusWrite 1,583
384% 1,725 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 75.6
262% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,050
DQ Write 757
DQ Mixed 858
654% 889 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1784 1896 1883 1904 1888 1223 MB/s
Read 2234
Write 1,943
Mixed 958
SusWrite 1,763
386% 1,724 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 69.7
239% 86.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,060
DQ Write 898
DQ Mixed 970
729% 976 MB/s
675GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1302 1524 1500 1527 1541 1532 MB/s
Read 2,032
Write 1,325
Mixed 824
SusWrite 1,488
316% 1,417 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62
202% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 553
DQ Write 494
DQ Mixed 37.5
161% 362 MB/s
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Typical 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB Builds (Compare 2,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 142%
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Workstation
Workstation 157%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME - $504

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 133% - Outstanding Total price: $2,117

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